‘Abuse of process’ after Warren and Maxwell

The September issue of the prestigious Criminal Law Review, [2012] Crim L R 672, publishes a penetrating analysis of the latest case law on 'abuse of process' by one of our leading criminal silks, Patrick O'Connor Q.C. Entitled " 'Abuse of process' after Warren and Maxwell ", this is required reading for all criminal trial lawyers. In any criminal prosecution, whether for grave or trivial offences, state misconduct may occur, which could justify an application for a 'stay'. This article ensures that the accurate legal position, and especially the two latest decision by our highest courts, will be fully understood by all involved.

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