Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 214 (Jan)
Court: Administrative Court
Judge:

Scott Baker J

Representation Andrew Frymann (instructed by Panesar & Co, Essex) for C.
  Richard Livingston (instructed by the Director of Public Prosecutions) for the prosecution.
Judgment Dates: 25 January 2002

Catchwords

Magistrates - Procedure - Justices' reasons - Content - Appellant charged with common assault - Justices giving short reasons for decision - Whether justices giving adequate reasoning - Whether clear from reasoning justices applying correct standard of proof.

The Case

An appeal by way of case stated against a conviction for assault in the magistrate's court was dismissed as the justices' reasoning had been sufficient to support their decision.

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