Edmonds Marshall McMahon
London, United Kingdom
Edmonds Marshall McMahon (“EMM”) is the first and only specialist private prosecution law firm in the UK. Edmonds Marshall McMahon is described by the UK Legal 500 (2013), (2014) & (2015) as a leading firm in “Fraud: white collar-crime”.
David is an experienced barrister and public prosecutor who specialised in fraud, corruption and complex crime for a number of years before joining EMM. As a partner at EMM David specialises in cases involving the protection of human rights and corporate accountability.
The right of individuals and entities to pursue private prosecutions in England & Wales, as well as other jurisdictions, continues to be of fundamental importance in ensuring access to justice. It provides a means for ensuring that those responsible for committing criminal acts are punished and to deter further criminal offending. This is particularly important in times of austerity and where ‘conventional’ authorities are unable or unwilling to take action. This right is a powerful tool in the arsenal of litigation, which can often be quicker and more effective than other civil legal remedies that are available to victims, or those who seek to take action on their behalf. Properly utilised, private prosecutions can be an extremely powerful anticorruption tool.
In May 2016 David co-authored Private Prosecutions: A Potential Anticorruption Tool in English Law; part of an Open Society Foundations series examining the challenges and opportunities facing civil society groups seeking to expose and punish grand corruption.
A copy of this paper can be found at: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/sites/default/files/legal-remedies-4-edmonds-jugnarain-20160505.pdf