MP Boris Johnson has successfully had a private criminal prosecution against him thrown out of court, by submitting an application for a judicial review of the decision to issue him with a court summons. But what exactly are judicial reviews, and how are they used?
PRIVATE CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS
Our firm is one of the few in England and Wales with specialist experience bringing private criminal prosecutions. With cost recovery now a standard feature of these cases, anyone can exercise their right to prosecute a criminal case privately – regardless of how wealthy they are.
If you believe you have a case against someone, we can review it and advise on whether any prosecution is likely to succeed. Should you wish to go ahead, you’ll deal directly with us from start to finish, both in and out of court.
Contact us now to discuss your case and find out how we can help you.
PUBLIC PROSECUTION ADVOCACY
Our principal solicitor, Regan Peggs, regularly prosecutes in the Crown Court. He is a Level 3 approved Crown Prosecutor, and was one of the first solicitors to attended the ‘Advocacy and the Vulnerable’ training. He is instructed by the Specialist Fraud Division of the CPS.
Regan also has experience of prosecuting on behalf of the Environment Agency, the RSPCA, the Post Office and Royal Mail. He is pleased to accept instructions directly from the CPS, as well as returns from chambers. Please get in touch to discuss your needs.
PROSECUTION ADVOCACY ARTICLES
Got a specific question about our prosecution services? Browse our selection of useful articles below, or get in touch if you can’t find what you’re looking for – we’re always happy to discuss your case, and will either help you directly or refer you to someone who can.
Anyone has the right to bring a private prosecution. With cost recovery now a standard feature of these cases, they are not just the very wealthy.
A simple guide to private criminal prosecutions - an alternative option in criminal cases where the police cannot or will not prosecute.