Regina v Bolton Magistrates’ Court, ex parte Merna; Regina v Richmond Justices, ex parte Haines: 1991

The divisional court should intervene where a defendant has been deprived of a fair opportunity to present his case because of his own unavoidable absence.


[1991] Crim LR 848, [1991] 155 JP 612

Cited by:

CitedRonald and John Popely and Another v D G Scott (Kent County Council) Admn 21-Dec-2000
This was an appeal by way of case stated. The appellants were alleged to have offered timeshare contracts without notification of cancellation rights. A director claimed he was unfit to attend, but the trial proceeded in his absence. He had, the day . .
CitedRegina v Hereford Magistrates’ Court (ex parte Rowlands, Ingram); Regina v Harrow Youth Court (ex parte Prussia) Admn 10-Feb-1997
The power to adjourn a trial is conferred upon Justices by statute. The divisional court will intervene where defendants have been deprived of a fair opportunity to present their case. The decision whether to grant an adjournment is not a mechanical . .
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Magistrates, Criminal Practice

Updated: 08 May 2022; Ref: scu.179885