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Steve Davies 3 Silver badge
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Won't 'sub-judice' apply here?

In contrast, tax lawyer Catherine Robins of Pinsent Masons moaned: "It could be prejudicial to taxpayers if allegations of tax avoidance in HMRC's statement of case, which the tribunal may later decide are unfounded, are reported in the press before the case has been heard.

In criminal cases, there is a limit as to how much detail can be published by the media/broadcast etc. IANAL but won't these restrictions still apply?

The Media and others can see the documents but can't go around shouting about it until the case is decided?

Again, IANAL but it would be nice to know.

However, on the result of the case, BLOODY WELL DONE. Have a few (as it is Friday).

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