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What forms do I need to complete to bring a private

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hello, what forms do I need to complete to bring a private case agaisnt someone for perverting the course of justice?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
To do what?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
to bring a case to court
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Has anybody warned you how hard it is to do this?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yes, but that is imaterial I just need to know what process to follow to serve the papers
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
and what forms needs to be completed?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
There aren't specific forms for this basically because so few people do it.You have to lay an information at the Magistrates Court.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what information specifically?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
An information need only be received by the clerk’s office even if it isn’t considered and anyway if there is genuinely a case for perverting then that isn’t subject to time barring.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
The written information must contain statement of the offence that:a. Describes the offence in ordinary language. b. Identifies any legislation that creates it.c. Contains such particulars of the conduct constituting the commissionof the offence as to make clear what the prosecutor alleges againstthe defendant
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
It is probably better to get solicitors to do this.This is an action that will be expensive anyway and you are running the risk that CPS will just take it over and drop it which is their usual game.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
The cost a solicitor will rack it up but not hugely.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok this is a case against a judge but at this point a civil case
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Perverting the course of justice can't be civil. It is only a crime not a civil tort.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do I still launch it through magistates court as above?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Yes, if you do want to bring a private prosecution for perverting the course of justice.