Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 79 (Sep)
Court: Administrative Court

Nigel Pleming QC sitting as a Deputy Judge of the High Court

Representation Robert Griffiths (instructed by Mustoe Shorter, Dorchester) for the claimants.
  The defendant did not appear and was not represented.
  Timothy Bradbury (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown Prosecution Service as interested party.
Judgment Dates: 16 September 2002


Magistrates' courts - Stay of proceedings - Legitimate expectation - Co-defendants charged with assault - Delay - Magistrates finding prosecution of juvenile co-defendant an abuse of process - Magistrates granting stay of proceedings against juvenile - Magistrates considering application of adult co-defendants for stay of proceedings an abuse of process - Whether magistrates in error - Whether adult co-defendants having legitimate expectation of equal treatment.

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