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March 26, 2019

Key Takeaway

  • The Criminal Procedure Act (2009) in Fiji allows the Court to acquit or discharge an accused.

  • An “acquittal” order frees an accused from those proceedings whereas a “discharge order” does not.

  • In Drose v State [2019] FJHC 113 (Drose v State), the Accused was discharged from the Magistrate Court after prosecution infor...

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  • The High Court of Fiji in the decision of Samou v Estate of Leslie Allinson [2019][1] has provided some great insight into the structure and dynamics of what constitutes a de facto relationship.

  • In this case the Court took a “holistic” approach to determining what constitutes a defacto relationship and pointed to the need...

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