OB v The Director of The Serious Fraud Office: CACD 2 May 2012

The court considered an application by the defendant for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court, noting that section 13 of the 1960 Act did not provide for such a right after the 2006 Act.
Held: The words could not themselves be construed to preserve the existence of an appeal, but the criteria set out in Inco Europe had been met, and this was a clear case of an error in draftsmanship. The appeal could proceed.
Gross LJ, Openshaw J, Milford QC
[2012] EWCA Crim 901, [2012] 2 Cr App R 29, [2012] 1 WLR 3188, [2012] 3 All ER 1017, [2012] 4 Costs LR 678, [2012] WLR(D) 133
Bailii, WLRD
Administration of Justice Act 1960 13, Armed Forces Act 2006 378
England and Wales
Citing:
AppliedInco Europe Ltd and Others v First Choice Distributors (A Firm) and Others HL 10-Mar-2000
Although the plain words of the Act would not allow an appeal to the Court of Appeal under the circumstances presently applying, it was clear that the parliamentary draftsman had failed to achieve what he had wanted to, that the omission was in . .
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Cited by:
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