R v P
This case involved allegations of fraud and money laundering against the defendants between December 2002 and December 2004. The fraud revolved around the fraudulent trade in mobile phones and other high value electrical components, commonly known as a Missing Trader Inter Community, or MTIC fraud.
Seven defendants applied to have the case against them stayed as an abuse of the process of the court as material which was disclosable was being withheld, even though the defence knew of its existence.
The Court of Appeal described the prosecutions failings as ‘systematic’ and as a result the case was stayed.
Case represented by the Opus Law Team.