The concept of a private prosecution is not one that is new to the law in England and Wales, with those rights having been long established. 

The use of private prosecutions has attracted interest from the business world due to the Metropolitan Police Crime Assessment Policy of 2017.

Matt Bosworth appears in New Law Journal saying private prosecutions are taking off as a useful way to protect your brand and products. 

Time to adopt a private prosecution policy? is available to read on the New Law Journal website via subscription.

Matt is a partner and is head of the regulation and sports law team. He specialises in professional disciplinary matters, financial regulatory matters and the protection of intellectual property rights and copyright, in both civil and criminal matters. Matt advises people and organisations on sports law, including individual, professional and amateur sportsmen and women, as to regulatory and disciplinary issues.