- Waste not, want not
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- What was the background to the application?
- What issues relating to the making of costs applications against prosecutors did this case raise?
- What were the main legal arguments put forward?
- What did the judge decide, and why?
- To what extent is the judgment helpful in clarifying the law in this area?
- Are there still any unresolved issues lawyers will need to watch out for in this area?
- What practical lessons are there from this case for corporate crime lawyers dealing with the issue of costs after successfully defending a corporate criminal case?
Corporate Crime analysis: In R v Cornish, the High Court has provided guidance on how to approach wasted cost applications against the prosecution following an acquittal. Edward Henry, a barrister at QEB Hollis Whiteman, considers the implications of this decision.
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