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Regina v Leeds Crown Court ex parte Nigel Andrew Whitehead: Admn 10 Jun 1998

Where the prosecution failed to arrange committal within custody time limits, where it could have done, it had failed to act with due expedition, but a delay until after committal for judicial review application defeated claim. Citations: Times 16-Sep-1998, [1998] EWHC Admin 623 Links: Bailii Statutes: Prosecution of Offenders Act 1985 22(3)(b) Criminal Practice Updated: … Continue reading Regina v Leeds Crown Court ex parte Nigel Andrew Whitehead: Admn 10 Jun 1998

Wilson v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry; Wilson v First County Trust Ltd (No 2): HL 10 Jul 2003

The respondent appealed against a finding that the provision which made a loan agreement completely invalid for lack of compliance with the 1974 Act was itself invalid under the Human Rights Act since it deprived the respondent lender of its property rights. It was also argued that it was not possible to make a declaration … Continue reading Wilson v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry; Wilson v First County Trust Ltd (No 2): HL 10 Jul 2003

Regina v Leeds Crown Court ex parte Briggs (Ronald) (No 2): QBD 10 Mar 1998

Custody time limits are not complied with simply by the preparation of a case for a paper committal within limit but where a full committal was then required. Habeas Corpus was refused, but judicial review was granted. Citations: Times 10-Mar-1998, Gazette 08-Apr-1998 Statutes: Prosecution of Offenders Act 1985 22(3) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Criminal Practice … Continue reading Regina v Leeds Crown Court ex parte Briggs (Ronald) (No 2): QBD 10 Mar 1998

Regina v Director of Public Prosecutions, Ex Parte C: QBD 7 Mar 1994

The doli incapax assumption that a child does not have a guilty mind, is no longer an appropriate presumption for a 12 year old youth. A prosecutor must act in accordance with the guidelines issued pursuant to the Act. Citations: Gazette 07-Sep-1994, Times 07-Mar-1994 Statutes: Prosecution of Offenders Act 1985 10 Cited by: See Also … Continue reading Regina v Director of Public Prosecutions, Ex Parte C: QBD 7 Mar 1994

Purdy, Regina (on the Application of) v Director of Public Prosecutions and Another: Admn 29 Oct 2008

The applicant said that the defendant had unlawfully failed to provide detailed guidance under section 10 of the 1985 Act, on the circumstances under which a prosecution might lie of a person performing acts which might assist another to commit suicide. The claimant suffered a severe degenerative illness and anticipated that she would want to … Continue reading Purdy, Regina (on the Application of) v Director of Public Prosecutions and Another: Admn 29 Oct 2008

C (A Minor) v Director of Public Prosecutions: HL 17 Mar 1995

The House considered whether the long established rule of the criminal law presuming that a child did not have a guilty mind should be set aside. Held: Doli incapax, the presumption of a child’s lack of mens rea, is still effective and good law, but a child is not capable at law without the requisite … Continue reading C (A Minor) v Director of Public Prosecutions: HL 17 Mar 1995

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Herczegfalvy v Austria: ECHR 24 Sep 1992

The applicant was detained in an institution for mentally deranged offenders. While so detained he was subjected to the forcible administration of food and neuroleptics and to handcuffing to a security bed. He complained of violation of his Article 3 and 8 rights. One of his complaints was as to interference with his correspondence. Held: … Continue reading Herczegfalvy v Austria: ECHR 24 Sep 1992

Regina v Dudley Magistrates’ Court, ex parte Power City Stores Limited and Another: CA 1990

The defendant sought to recover the cost of employing leading counsel to defend him in the magistrates court after succeeding. The magistrates had disallowed the costs of leading counsel. Held: The fact that the defendant could have obtained the same services at a much lower price than that average elsewhere is irrelevant. Pill LJ described … Continue reading Regina v Dudley Magistrates’ Court, ex parte Power City Stores Limited and Another: CA 1990

Regina v Bartle and Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis and Others, ex parte Pinochet Ugarte; Regina v Evans and Similar (No 3): HL 24 Mar 1999

An application to extradite a former head of state for an offence which was not at the time an offence under English law would fail, but could proceed in respect of allegations of acts after that time. No immunity was intended for heads of state. International law prohibiting torture has the character of jus cogens … Continue reading Regina v Bartle and Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis and Others, ex parte Pinochet Ugarte; Regina v Evans and Similar (No 3): HL 24 Mar 1999

Gallagher for Judicial Review (NI): SC 30 Jan 2019

Each appellant complained of the disclosure by the respondent of very old and minor offences to potential employers, destroying prospects of finding work. Two statutory schemes were challenged, raising two separate questions, namely whether any interference with Article 8 ECHR is: (1) ‘in accordance with the law’ (‘the legality test’) and (2) ‘necessary in a … Continue reading Gallagher for Judicial Review (NI): SC 30 Jan 2019

Huang v Secretary of State for the Home Department: HL 21 Mar 2007

Appellate Roles – Human Rights – Families Split The House considered the decision making role of immigration appellate authorities when deciding appeals on Human Rights grounds, against refusal of leave to enter or remain, under section 65. In each case the asylum applicant had had his own request refused but that of his family had … Continue reading Huang v Secretary of State for the Home Department: HL 21 Mar 2007

Marper v United Kingdom; S v United Kingdom: ECHR 4 Dec 2008

(Grand Chamber) The applicants complained that on being arrested on suspicion of offences, samples of their DNA had been taken, but then despite being released without conviction, the samples had retained on the Police database. Held: (Unanimous) The retention was unlawful. Though other member states retained some DNA samples in certain conditions, the UK was … Continue reading Marper v United Kingdom; S v United Kingdom: ECHR 4 Dec 2008

Piglowska v Piglowski: HL 24 Jun 1999

No Presumption of House for both Parties When looking to the needs of parties in a divorce, there is no presumption that both parties are to be left able to purchase alternative homes. The order of sub-clauses in the Act implies nothing as to their relative importance. Courts should be reluctant to allow repeated appeals … Continue reading Piglowska v Piglowski: HL 24 Jun 1999