Regina v Dover Magistrates’ Court ex parte Webb: Admn 18 Mar 1998

The defendant appealed against a forfeiture order, saying that it had been made under the 1990 Act which had been repealed.
Held: The wrong naming of the section did not invalidate the decision.


Lord Bingham of Cornhill LCJ, Dyson J


[1998] EWHC Admin 332


Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990, Drug Trafficking Act 1994


England and Wales


CitedFinbow v Air Ministry 1963
The minister had mistakenly exercised a formal power to approve a licence to occupy land under a repealed section instead of its re-enacted successor. The claimant said that this was not an effective approval. The court also considered the . .

Cited by:

CitedBurrells Wharf Freeholds Ltd v Galliard Homes Ltd TCC 1-Jul-1999
The court was aksed to provide pre-action discovery under the rules. The defendant said that the rules were invalid, having been made under an invalid power.
Held: ‘article 5 of the Order would not have been invalidated by a failure to mention . .
Appeal fromRegina v Dover Magistrates’ Court ex parte Norman Lionel Webb CA 15-Jul-1999
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Administrative, Criminal Practice

Updated: 13 July 2022; Ref: scu.138453