Private Prosecution Barristers
Crime and cybercrime is a growing challenge for businesses, individuals, insurers, and regulatory bodies. As traditional prosecuting bodies such as the Police, Crown Prosecution Service and Serious Fraud Office are facing increasing demands on the resources they can deploy due to financial cutbacks and austerity measures, private prosecutions are a viable alternative.
Trinity's Private Prosecutions barristers can assist with a wide range of private prosecution cases, including those involving Cybercrime, Fraud, Assaults and Sexual Offences and Regulatory bodies.
Members of the team, including Silks, Toby Hedworth Q.C. and Caroline Goodwin Q.C. sit as Recorders and are experienced Crown Court prosecution advocates, several are also Grade 4 CPS Prosecution Prosecutors.
The team provides private criminal prosecution services to a wide range of clients, including insurers, accountants, business advisors, business owners, finance directors and individuals.
The private prosecution barristers deal with case preparation, disclosure and advocacy in the Magistrates, Crown Court and Appellate Courts. They can also advise on the range of appropriate sentences following trial, including compensation orders, confiscation orders and recovery of costs.
Starting a private prosecution is a major step with potentially significant cost implications. Each case is carefully considered at every stage with clear advice as to whether a case should even be pursued. The team will consider and apply the Crown Prosecution Service’s “Full Code Test” to each case they act on to ensure there is sufficient evidence and public interest in pursuing each case.
Code for Private Prosecutors - The Code for Private Prosecutors sets out the standards and duties for private prosecutors. Trinity's private prosecution barristers follow these parameters and recognise that whilst the work they deliver is private, ultimately their overriding professional duty is to the Court.