Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 115 (Apr)
Court: Queen's Bench Division (Divisional Court)
Judge:

Maurice Kay LJ and Tugendhat J

Representation Kenderik Horne (instructed by the Force Solicitor of Merseyside Police) for the Chief Constable.
  Mark Steward (instructed by Brighouse Worf) for the respondent.
  Timothy Otty (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State for the Home Department, as intervener.
Judgment Dates: 7 April 2006

Catchwords

Magistrates - Proceedings - Closure order - Whether criminal or civil standard of proof to be applied in such proceedings - , s 2(3)(a) and (b).

The Case

The civil standard of proof, namely the balance of probabilities, was the appropriate standard to proof to be applied to s2(3)(a) and (b) of the concerning an application for a closure order.

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