Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 389 (Feb)
Neutral Citation: [2003] EWCA Crim 452
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Scott Baker LJ, Pitchford J and Sir Edwin Jowitt

Representation Henry Blaxland QC (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Brendan Morris (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 27 February 2003

Catchwords

Sentencing - Confiscation order - Hearing - Power to postpone - Exceptional circumstances - Court's inherent jurisdiction.

The Case

The defendant had not suffered any prejudice where a judge had exercised common law powers to postpone the defendant's confiscation proceedings at a mention hearing in the defendant's absence.

Practice Areas

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