Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 270 (Apr)
Court: Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
Judge:

Keith J

Representation Neil Corre (instructed by Sonn Macmillan) for the claimant.
Judgment Dates: 28 April 2006

Catchwords

Legal aid - Criminal cases - Refusal of legal aid - No likelihood of loss of liberty - Young person giving false name to police and failing to surrender to custody whilst on bail - Whether deputy district judge entitled to refuse legal aid - , Sch 3, para 5(2)(a).

The Case

In all the circumstances, it had been open to the deputy district judge to refuse to grant the claimant firm of solicitors a representation order in respect of a charge of obstructing a police constable in the execution of his duty against a client of the firm that had given a false name to the police.

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