Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 268 (Jan)
Court: Administrative Court
Judge:

Maurice Kay J

Representation Trevor Siddle (instructed by Leslie Oliver & Co) for the appellant.
  Philip Goddard (instructed by Crown Prosecution Service, Harrow) for the DPP.
Judgment Dates: 30 January 2002

Catchwords

Magistrates - Procedure - No case to answer - Rejection of submission - Reasons - Whether justices required to give reasons - European Convention on Human Rights, art 6.

The Case

In an appeal by way of case stated against the refusal of the justices to give reasons for dismissing a submission of no case to answer, it was held that there was nothing in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights which suggested that art 6 of the Convention altered the established principle that justices were not required to give reasons for dismissing a submission of no case to answer.

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