The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal brought by the FCA against the decision of HH Judge Leonard QC to stay the indictments against defendants accused of fraud. The judge had stayed the case because of the unavailability of advocates willing to act at reduced VHCC rates.
The full judgment can be read here: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Crim/2014/1028.html
Ben Jaffey was junior counsel for the FCA.
Tony Peto QC acted for the Lord Chancellor, intervening.