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UK prosecutors’ task made easier by Court of Appeal decision

14 May 2020

UK prosecutors’ task made easier by Court of Appeal decision John Gibson and Tim Harris (Credit: Cohen & Gresser)

John Gibson and Tim Harris of Cohen & Gresser in London discuss the implications of the Court of Appeal’s recent judgment in Barton, which has definitively consigned the Ghosh dishonesty test to legal history, but in doing so, has replaced it with a test that is arguably unfair for defendants charged with dishonesty offences and which could lead to greater confusion for juries.