Re Soni (appeal against a wasted costs order)

Criminal law – Costs. The appellant solicitor's clients had not become parties to contempt proceedings in seeking disclosure of certain material relating to those proceedings and the contempt proceedings had not been 'criminal proceedings'. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in allowing the appellant's appeal against a wasted costs order, held that no order under s 19A of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 could be made.

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