R V BARTON & BOOTH [2020] EWCA CRIM 575: THE LAW ON DISHONESTY IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS AND CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD

Sean Larkin QC and Polly Dyer examine the judgment given by the Court of Appeal on 29 April 2020 in the case of Barton & Booth [2020] EWCA Crim 575, which confirmed the approach to dishonesty to be applied in the criminal courts (the test to be applied is that following Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) [2017] UKSC 67). The authors summarise the facts and findings, and consider its particular implications for cases of conspiracy to defraud and those involving corporate liability. 

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