|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 93 (Mar)|
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|
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.