The House of Commons Justice Committee is bothered by private prosecutions

06 October 2020

The House of Commons Justice Committee is bothered by private prosecutions https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm5801/cmselect/cmjust/497/49702.htm . So are the CPS if you read the report.


All criminal lawyers know the criminal justice system has been squeezed of funds until the squashed lemon is beyond much use. This includes widescale inactivity by the investigation and prosecution authorities in the prosecution of fraud cases. Just ask the public when frauds are reported by them  – even a High Court Judge sending a solicitor to jail for contempt in a suspected case of theft is ignored https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/tax-solicitor-jailed-for-contempt-after-promises-over-missing-millions/5101179.article


Attempting to restrict the safeguard in the legal system that allows access to justice because it embarrasses the state that has squeezed the lemon so dry the system does not work effectively, is wrong.

Steven Kay QC

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