Director of Public Prosecutions, Rex (on The Application of) v Crown Court At Bristol and Another: Admn 28 Sep 2022

Bar Action – Custody Time Limits Extended

The Divisional Court decided that two judges made errors of law when they refused to extend custody time limits. In both cases, the trial had to be adjourned due to the unavailability of counsel in the context of action by the Criminal Bar Association.


Dame Victoria Sharp P and Mr Justice Chamberlain


[2022] EWHC 2415 (Admin)


Bailii, Bailii Summary


Prosecution of Offenders Act 1985 22(3)


England and Wales

Criminal Practice, Legal Professions

Updated: 09 December 2022; Ref: scu.681332