Private Prosecution

Private Prosecution

At Watson Woodhouse, we understand that seeking justice is paramount, especially when traditional avenues may not provide the desired outcome. Our Private Prosecution Services offer a proactive approach to pursuing justice.

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For a no-obligation discussion, call our specialist solicitors today on 01642 247656 or use our contact form and we will call you back.

What is Private Prosecution?

Private Prosecution is the legal process whereby individuals initiate criminal proceedings against another party for an alleged offence. This option is available when law enforcement or public prosecutors decline to pursue a case, or when there is a need for additional legal action beyond what public authorities can provide.

Types of Private Prosecutions

Private prosecutions can be brought for most offences, which include but are not limited to:

In each of these instances, private prosecutions serve as a means for individuals or organisations to seek legal redress and hold perpetrators accountable for their actions.

Reasons For Starting a Private Prosecution

Private prosecution may be pursued for various reasons, including:

  1. Seeking Justice: When authorities decline to prosecute or when the criminal justice system fails to address an offence, individuals or organisations may choose to initiate private prosecutions to pursue justice.
  2. Pursuing a Group Prosecution: Multiple individuals collectively bring legal action against a defendant. This approach allows a group of victims to pool their resources, evidence, and efforts to seek justice for a common grievance. An example of this includes 27 investors prosecuting a Cryptocurrency Fraudster.
  3. Recovering Loss of Theft or Fraud: Although the primary purpose of a private prosecution is to punish the wrongdoer, the courts also have wide powers to order compensation.

Why Watson Woodhouse?

With over 35 years of experience in private prosecution, we have a proven track record of success. Our team will guide you through each step of the process. Not only will our solicitors provide tailored advice to best suit your needs, but they will strive to reach the best possible result.

Do I Have to Pay for Legal Representation?

Providing the person responsible can be traced, then the costs will either be recouped from them, or paid from a central fund. You will be represented by an experienced prosecution lawyer who will advise you along the way about your options and chances of success. We will criminally prosecute the individual responsible and, should you have lost money, will aim to have your funds reimbursed and compensated.

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Call us for a FREE and confidential consultation with a specialist solicitor today on 01642 247656. Alternatively, complete our online contact form and one of our solicitors will be in touch.

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