Wednesday, 15 July 2009

The Regulatory Enforcement and Crime Team met with the Director General of FACT

On Tuesday 21st April Kieron Sharp, Director General FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft) visited St John’s Chambers to meet Adrian Maxwell of the Regulatory Enforcement and Crime Team and Andrew Manners of Hugh James Solicitors (Cardiff) to discuss a model to handle FACT private prosecutions in the South West and Wales.

Under discussion was the role of the police and CPS in private prosecutions, parallel civil proceedings and the impact of Scopelight Ltd & Ors v Chief of Police for Northumbria & Ors 2009 in relation to the powers of FACT to seize and retain material for a criminal prosecution.

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