Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 93 (Mar)
Court: Divisional Court
Judge:

Rose LJ and Forbes J

Representation Steven Everett (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the prosecution
  Nigel Ley (instructed by Freeman & Co) for the interested party.
Judgment Dates: 7 March 2002

Catchwords

Costs - Order for costs - Jurisdiction - Magistrates - Prosecution seeking adjournment in order to investigate authority relied upon by defence - Magistrates granting adjournment but making wasted costs order against prosecution - Whether jurisdiction to make wasted costs order in circumstances - Whether quantum excessive - Whether appropriate to challenge order by judicial review proceedings.

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