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Waste not, want not

Published on: 28 April 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Waste not, want not
  • Original news
  • 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?

Article summary

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. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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