Michael Goodwin QC examines Private Prosecutions – When, Why and How to bring one

November 22, 2021

Date: Wednesday 15 December 2021
Time: 09.30 – 10.30

RLC member, Michael Goodwin QC will join Adam Craggs, Michelle Sloane and Alice Kemp of RPC LLP, in a panel discussion providing practical guidance on Private Prosecutions looking at when, why and how to bring one.

Private prosecutions are increasingly used in relation to insurance, intellectual property, broadcasting and white-collar crime offences. They can be a useful tool for victims of crime who have not been able to obtain justice, particularly in cases where traditional government agencies have insufficient time or resource to investigate and pursue a criminal prosecution.

This Webinar will examine:

  • What a private prosecution is
  • Who can bring a private prosecution, and when a private prosecution may be brought
  • The steps involved in bringing a private prosecution
  • The potential issues and pitfalls to be aware of
  • Recent case developments
  • Costs
  • Appeals

This webinar will be useful to businesses (and their advisers) who have been the victim of crime and who wish to consider bringing a private prosecution.

Michael Goodwin QC is ranked as a Leading Silk in 2022 by the Legal 500 in Criminal Fraud and Business/Regulatory Crime (including Global Investigations), and by Chambers UK in Financial Crime. Michael represents corporate and professional clients, providing strategic advice during the investigative stages of a case, and court representation at all levels. Michael prosecutes for the Serious Fraud Office & the Crown Prosecution Service Specialist Fraud Division.

To book your space please email: events@rpc.co.uk