*R v R and others

Criminal evidence – Disclosure. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in a case likely to encompass allegations of very substantial fraud, lifted the statutory reporting restrictions, in part, to enable publication of extracts of the judgment, in order to give guidance on the proper approach to disclosure and abuse of process. In particular, it considered how the prosecution was to comply with its initial disclosure obligation, under s 3 of the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996, if it had not read, and could not be expected to read, all the material it had seized.

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