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The Criminal Justice (Serious Fraud)(Northern Ireland) Order 1988


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1.—(1) In section 3(1), after the word “offence” insert the words “or a judge of the Crown Court conducting a preparatory hearing under the Criminal Justice (Serious Fraud) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988”.

(2) After section 3(2) insert the following subsection—

(2A) Where a notice of transfer is given under Article 3 of the Criminal Justice (Serious Fraud) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 but a person in relation to whose case it is given is not tried on a charge to which it relates, the Crown Court shall have the same power to order the payment of costs under this Act as if that person had been tried and acquitted..

(3) After section 4(2) insert the following subsection—

(2A) The Court may also order the Secretary of State to pay the costs of the appellant on an appeal under Article 8(11) of the Criminal Justice (Serious Fraud) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988..

(4) In Section 4(3) for the words “subsection (2)” substitute the words “subsections (2) and (2A)”.

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