Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2001] All ER (D) 223 (Feb)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Mantell LJ, Pitchford J and The Recorder of London

Representation Martin Jenkins (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 19 February 2001


Criminal law - Handling stolen goods - Appeal against conviction - Defendant not represented - Whether appeal should be dismissed.

The Case

Where a defendant had been granted legal aid but refused to pay her contribution or attend court, her appeal would be treated as abandoned and dismissed.

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