Civil asset recovery – jurisdictional issuesParallel proceedingsIs there any restriction o...

Snapshot: civil asset recovery in United Kingdom – Lexology

Civil asset recovery – jurisdictional issuesParallel proceedingsIs there any restriction on civil proceedings progressing in parallel with, or in advance of, criminal proceedings concerning the same subject matter?No, there is no legal restriction on civil proceedings progressing in parallel with, or in advance of, criminal proceedings on the same subject matter. The courts have discretion to stay civil proceedings where there is a real risk of substantial prejudice that could lead to injustice. However, the courts rarely exercise this discretion. In Shiva Ltd v Boyd [2021] EWHC 371 (Admin), the court refused a stay of proceedings and emphasised that there …

 

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