The failure to obtain the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions to a prosecution under section 8 of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 rendered the whole of the trial, including the committal proceedings, a complete nullity.
References:  1 WLR 669
Statutes: Sexual Offences Act 1967 8
Jurisdiction: England and Wales
This case is cited by:
- Cited – Patel and others v London Borough of Brent CA 25-May-2005
Application for return of deposit made to secure commencement of road works on development. . .
(,  EWCA Civ 644)
- Cited – Seal v Chief Constable of South Wales Police HL 4-Jul-2007
The claimant had sought to bring proceedings against the respondent, but as a mental patient subject to the 1983 Act, had been obliged by the section first to obtain consent. The parties disputed whether the failure was a procedural or substantial . .
(,  UKHL 31, Times 05-Jul-07,  4 All ER 177,  1 WLR 1910)
These lists may be incomplete.
Last Update: 27 November 2020; Ref: scu.226021