Kate McMahon and Nikos Keim recently contributed a special report to Financier Worldwide magazine, which looks at a recent decision concerning trust instruments that may signify a change in the scope of protection such instruments will provide in the context … Continue reading
By Marie-Claire Amuah This article briefly considers how private prosecutions might be used to prosecute international criminal offences, an issue highlighted by relatively recent cases including R (on the application of General Abdulwaheed Shannan Al Rabbat) v. Westminster Magistrates’ Court. … Continue reading
Ashley Fairbrother, solicitor at Edmonds Marshall McMahon, examines the High Court’s answer in FCFM v Hargreaves & others  EWHC 3075 (QB) and says the decision shows that Norwich Pharmacal Orders (“NPO’s”) are available to secure evidence to support private prosecutions … Continue reading
It’s rankings time and Edmonds Marshall McMahon once again feature prominently in both the Legal 500 (2019) and Chambers and Partners (2019) rankings. The firm has been ranked by the Legal 500 in Tier 2 for Fraud: White Collar Crime, … Continue reading
R (Hunter Premium Worldwide Sourcing Limited) v Gerard Lawless and Angela Forde-Lawless: On Friday 12th October 2018, following a 5 week trial at St Albans Crown Court, Gerard Lawless the former Financial Controller of Hunter Premium Worldwide Sourcing Limited “Hunter”, … Continue reading
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On Thursday 9 August, EMM played host for the London launch of ‘The Right Kind of Loud’, written by Kim A. Page. The evening was attended by a variety of friends, clients and lawyers of both the author and EMM. … Continue reading
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31 July 2018: Edmonds Marshall McMahon (“EMM”) ran a networking masterclass assisted by talented thespians from 187 Fleet Street, Littleton, 2 Harcourt Buildings, Furnival Chambers & 23 Essex Street Chambers. Lawyers and paralegals from EMM finished off 1.5 hours of … Continue reading
R (DAS UK Holdings) v Paul Asplin & Others: On 8 July 2018, following a three-month private prosecution at Southwark Crown Court, Paul Asplin (formerly DAS UK Chief Executive Officer), David Kearns (formerly DAS UK Assistant General Manger) and Sally … Continue reading
What information does a private prosecutor have to put forward to get a proper summons issued? Typically in a private prosecution the defendant will not be put on notice that the prosecutor seeks to apply for a summons. To protect … Continue reading
To succeed in a private prosecution you need a high standard of evidence. Just like a Police/CPS prosecution, the jury must be convinced beyond reasonable doubt that an individual is culpable for the offence to find that person guilty. The … Continue reading