Lawyers with expertise in the controversial area of private prosecutions have published a code which aims to improve the standard of prosecutions, and increase judicial understanding of the process. The Private Prosecutors’ Association (PPA) would like its code to be referred to by judges, and also used as the benchmark document in private prosecutions. Partner Hannah Laming says, “Some practitioners in the market have adopted different standards. The best thing would be some judicial recognition that these are appropriate benchmarks, and that the courts have regard to the code.” Read more