Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [1999] All ER (D) 30
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Divisional Court
Judge:

Buxton LJ and Collins J

Representation Michael Scholes (instructed by Maidments, Liverpool) for the applicant.
  The prosecution and the magistrates did not appear.
Judgment Dates: 19 January 1999

Catchwords

Magistrates' court - Committal proceedings - Accused absent by reason of ill-health ||Accused's solicitor present - Both prosecution and defence content for accused to be committed - Whether magistrates having power to commit in absence of accused - , , - Magistrates' Courts Rules 1981, r 8.

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