David Walbank KC’s fortnightly ‘Crime Brief’ column was the most widely read item in the online edition of New Law Journal published on 27 January 2023 – click [here] to see the countdown of the most popular articles.
He examined R v Luckhurst (Andrew John)  1 WLR 3818 in which the Supreme Court ruled on a question that has long been the subject of debate amongst practitioners specialising in the representation of those accused of white-collar crime. The case concerned the not uncommon situation where an alleged fraudster faces linked criminal and civil proceedings based on essentially the same allegations.
Where there is a criminal restraint order in place, are legal expenses in the parallel civil proceedings caught by the same statutory prohibition as prevents the defendant funding his criminal defence from restrained assets?
To read David’s full article, with his explanation and analysis of the Supreme Court’s decision, see here [CRIME BRIEF R v Luckhurst 27-01-23].