|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 89|
|Court:||Queen's Bench Division, Divisional Court|
Pill LJ and Garland J
|Representation||Ian Winters (instructed by Peters & Peters) for the applicant.|
|John McGuinness (instructed by the Legal Department, Department of Trade and Industry) for the respondent.|
|Judgment Dates:||25 November 1997|
Company - Magistrates' Court - Jurisdiction - Offence triable either way - Prosecution brought within 3 years of date of offence, but more than 12 months from date Secretary of State having knowledge of offence - Magistrate determining matter suitable for summary trial - Whether magistrate having jurisdiction to try case - (2) - .