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Where a person tried on indictment has been acquitted (whether on all or part of the indictment), the Attorney‐General may, under s 36(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1972, seek the opinion of the Court of Appeal on a point of law which has arisen in the case. The purpose of the procedure is to clarify the law and not reverse the verdict in the case.

Subjects: Law.

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