|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 79 (Sep)|
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.