Co-authored with top prosecutor Don Ramble, the book features a foreward by Sir Peter Gross (Lord Justice of Appeal) and is intended to provide practical guidance when considering issues of disclosure in criminal proceedings.
The Guide is aimed at both prosecution and defence practitioners. Disclosure issues can arise in any criminal case and in many guises, from the prosecution seeking an adverse inference from the defence’s failure to set out their case in the defence statement, to the defence applying for proceedings to be stayed as an abuse of process due to disclosure failings by the prosecution. It also includes checklists designed to help the reader ask the right questions when considering particular disclosure topics along with a number of precedents, pro-formas and sample documents to assist.
Having caused the collapse of multiple cases in the past year, including a major carbon credit and diamond trial, a serious sexual assault case, a human trafficking case and a large scale VAT fraud case, Narita is an expert in exposing and dealing with the aftermath of disclosure failings in criminal and financial cases.