|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 13 (Jul)|
|Court:||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division|
Lord Woolf CJ, Wright and Grigson JJ
|Representation||Tim Watson (instructed by Canter Levin & Berg, Liverpool) for the defendant.|
|David Perry and Robin McCoubrey (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.|
|Judgment Dates:||2 July 2001|
Criminal law - Trial - Delay - Right to be tried within a reasonable time - Pre-trial delay - Whether proceedings should be stayed on ground that there had been breach of right to be tried within a reasonable time notwithstanding that accused could not demonstrate any prejudice arising from delay - Relevant time period for determining whether criminal charge had been heard within a reasonable time - European Convention on Human Rights, art 6(1).