Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 160 (Jan)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)
Judge:

Richards LJ and Cranston J (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Andrew Morris (instructed by Hine Solicitors) for the appellant.
  Helen Guest (instructed by the Department for Work and Pensions) for the Secretary of State.
Judgment Dates: 27 January 2012

Catchwords

Social security - Offence - Institution of proceedings - Appellant being convicted of benefit offences - Whether charges being authorised within statutory period - Whether appellant unfairly prejudiced by passage of time - , .

The Case

Social security Offence. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the appellant's appeal, held that the justices had not erred in finding that charges under s112(1A) of the had been authorised within the permitted statutory period pursuant to s116(2)(a) of that Act and further that they had not erred in law in finding that, in the circumstances, the appellant had not been unfairly prejudiced by the passage of time.

Practice Areas

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