Abuse of Process

Speaker: Colin Wells
Chambers: 25 Bedford Row Chambers

Colin Wells
Criminal Defence Barrister and Author
(Abuse of Process Oxford University Press)
25 Bedford Row Chambers

Colin Wells is the author of the leading publication on Abuse of Process ,Oxford University Press 3rd edition,and represents defendants in all manner of criminal case.Here he discusses case specific scenarios within the common law residual discretion and the Human Rights Act.

Introduction
Common Law
Strasbourg
Human Rights Act
Definition
Prosecution Manipulate Procedure
Delay with Serious Prejudice
No Single Formulation
Unconscionable
Gary Glitter
Temporary stay
Unfair Trial
Delay
Adverse Publicity
Beckford
State Misconduct (Maxwell)
Common Features
Delay
Disclosure
Evidence
Rule of Law
Methods
Adverse publicity
Fair trial
Police Station Privacy
Privilege
Surveillance
Caution
Witness becomes a suspect
R v R Disclosure
Search
Robust case management
Delay
R v Robins
Connelly
Attorney General
Prosecution right
Complex matters and excessive delay
Fault
Prejudice
R v Feltham
Duty to retain evidence
No duty
Other remedies
Failure
Other remedies
Fault
R v Swingley
Horseferry Road Ex Parte Bennet
Maintenance of Rule of Law
Basic human rights
Entrapment
s78 PACE
Article 6
Test purchases
Incitement
Adverse publicity
The Krays
The Telegraph
Trial venue
Abu Hamza
Effective participation
Special measures

You are welcome to contact Colin Wells regarding your caseload or Abuse of Process and in doing so please e mail his clerks

clerks@25Bedfordrow.com

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