Private Prosecutions

taking the law into your own hands 

Contrary to popular belief, it is not only the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), or other statutory authorities, that can pursue a prosecution.  A private prosecution can be brought by a private individual or company under section 6(1) Prosecution of Offences Act 1985.

Where a complaint is made to an appropriate authority, it is important that evidence is prepared and presented clearly and that it is admissible.

In the first instance, I can assist you with reporting a crime to the appropriate public authority, including collating and presenting the evidence you are relying on in a clear and concise manner. 

Where a prosecuting authority refuses to pursue allegations, perhaps failing to properly exercise their duties to investigate, a private prosecution may be the only other available recourse for victims of crime.

I can guide you through this process of pursuing a private prosecution, giving you the best chance of success. Importantly, conducting investigations that are robust but fair. Being a Certified Fraud Examiner, I am also ideally placed to assist you where the allegations you are making relates to financial crime

In terms of recovering costs: a private prosecutor, provided a prosecution is instituted and continued with good cause, can generally recover the reasonable costs of their investigation and prosecution from Central Funds 

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