Disclosure in criminal cases. Is this our darkest hour?

Natalie Smith

Posted by Natalie Smith | Senior Associate
On 14th June 2018

What is Disclosure?
In a criminal trial the prosecution are obliged, in advance of a trial, to disclose the evidence which they have. This includes all the evidence including that which it doesn’t intent to use but could assist with the defence.

Disclosure in criminal cases has recently come under intense scrutiny following the collapse of a number of prosecutions due to police failures to investigate or disclose information to the defence.

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