WARNINGS AND LESSONS FOR CONSPIRACY CASES

In a Criminal Law Newsletter from 4 King’s Bench Walk on 12 June considers the recent case of R v Johnson in the Court of Appeal in England and its implications for practitioners drafting conspiracy indictments and advising clients in relation to them. It stresses the importance of asking: what is the precise conspiracy that is being alleged? A quote from the judgment is that the moral of the case is that the prosecution should always think carefully, before making use of the law of conspiracy, how to formulate the conspiracy charge or charges and whether a substantive offence or offences would be more appropriate.

http://www.4kbw.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Conspiracy.pdf

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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