Serious Fraud Office Act 1990

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21 Effect of proceedings


Where any person commences any proceedings in any court in respect of—


the exercise of any power conferred by this Act; or


the discharge of any duty imposed by this Act,—

until a final decision in relation to those proceedings is given, the power or duty may be, or may continue to be, exercised or discharged as if no such proceedings had been commenced, and no person shall be excused from fulfilling any obligation under this Act by reason of those proceedings.


This section shall apply notwithstanding any other provision of any Act or rule of law or equity.


The expression final decision in subsection (1) does not include a decision in proceedings for an interim order under section 15 of the Judicial Review Procedure Act 2016.

Compare: 1989 No 11 s 26

Section 21(3): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 24 of the Judicial Review Procedure Act 2016 (2016 No 50).