Functus officio: DPP v Edwards [2012] VSCA 293

Functus officio is a latin phrase that translates as 'having discharged an office'.In the law, it's closely related to the doctrine of res judicata, which refers to a matter decided or adjudicated by a competent court and so conclusive between the parties to the matter.The difference between the two, if there is one, is not …

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