Roche v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police: CA 25 Oct 2005

The claimant’s action for malicious prosecution, false imprisonment and perjury against the police had been decided by the County Court judge, but the defendant said that the judge had failed to deal with an allegation that the claimant had acted recklessly. The judge considered the issues again and gave a second judgment confirming the first.
Held: The defendant’s appeal failed. S70 said that the decision of a county court judge was final as between th eparties. That did not mean that the court of appeal could consider them again, but only that if there was sufficient cause the matter would have to be remitted to te county court. That was not necessary here.


Buxton LJ, Sedley LJ, Jonatan Parker LJ


Times 10-Nov-2005, [2005] EWCA Civ 1454




County Courts Act 1984 70


England and Wales

Litigation Practice

Updated: 27 June 2022; Ref: scu.235825