Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 356 (Jul)
Court: Administrative Court
Judge:

Pitchford J

Representation Hugh Southey (instructed by Bindmans & Partners) for the defendant.
  Mark Bryant-Heron (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the prosecution.
Judgment Dates: 24 July 2002

Catchwords

Criminal law - Trial - Commencement of trial - Juvenile defendant - Trial judge exercising discretion to hear prosecution evidence in absence of defendant - Defendant convicted - Whether defendant having fair trial - Whether conviction safe - European Convention on Human Rights, art 6.

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