Published online by Cambridge University Press: 07 July 2022
This chapter considers the effect of a prior criminal judgment on a civil court. Depending on your perspective, an earlier criminal judgment might bind, inform, shackle, create risks for or simply be irrelevant to a later civil claim. The chapter builds on the picture from Chapter 6, ‘Claims and Formats’, and Chapter 7, ‘Timing Rules’. Where criminal courts do not compensate, and where civil claims are suspended, convictions will be more relevant.