SFO Loses Celtic Energy Fight

Ben Douglas-Jones has successfully defended Eric Evans from his prosecution by The Serious Fraud Office (SFO).


The SFO had applied to the High Court in London for a voluntary bill of indictment following the collapse of the trial against directors, solicitors (including Mr Evans) and a QC involved with running and advising the South Wales opencast miner, Celtic Energy.


Lord Justice Fulford did not agree with the SFO and, in his judgement, condemned the agency stating that its "repeated shifts in stance" had "operated to the real prejudice of the accused." 


Press Coverage: Financial Times / Private  Eye