Abuse of Process (4th ed.) by Colin Wells

The 4th edition of "Abuse of Process" is due for publication by OUP in 2023. This book will be a practical guide to advising upon, and litigating, abuse of process applications within criminal proceedings.
Written for practitioners, the judiciary and students, this book provides the tools for understanding and developing abuse of process arguments at all stages of criminal litigation, from pre-charge to appellant level, both domestically and internationally. It covers the pre-charge investigation stage, forums, disclosure, entrapment, delay, loss of evidence, abuse of executive power, address publicity, the ability to participate, extradition and regulatory proceedings.
Included within the 4th edition will be updates on specific topic areas in light of recent case law, including:
  • Confiscation (R (Kambou) v WGCC [2020] 2 Cr.App.R.28)
  • Disclosure (E [2018] EWCA Crim 2426, Hewitt [2020] EWCA Crim 1247, Hamilton [2021] EWCA Crim 577 and Ambrose [2021] EWCA Crim 1443)
  • Entrapment (R v TL [2019] 1 Cr.App.R. 1)
  • Human trafficking (R v DS [2020] EWCA Crim 285, R v A [2020] EWCA Crim 1408 and R v AAD [2022] EWCA Crim 106)
  • Jurisdiction (Mansfield v DPP [2021] EWHC 2938 Admin)
  • Legitimate expectation (Wokingham BC v  Scott [2019] EWCA Crim 205 and R v Walters [2020] EWCA Crim 894)
  • Loss of evidence (PK [2019] EWCA Crim 1225, PR v R [2019] EWCA Crim 1225 and R v Bater-James [2020] EWCA Crim 790)  Private prosecutions (D Limited v A and others [2017] EWCA Crim 1172)
  • Unfair conduct (R v Soldier A and C (2020) NICC 6)

Details of where you will be able to purchase the book will be published shortly.


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