After a bench dismissed a matter, a later bench awarded the defendant his costs. He applied for payment but was refused on basis that it was not the same bench. Held: It need not be the same bench to dismiss the charge and to order costs. Once justices have made a defendant’s costs order, it … Continue reading Regina v Liverpool Magistrates Court, Ex parte Abiaka: QBD 5 Mar 1999
The defendant appealed against refusal of a defendant’s costs order in his favour. . .
The defendant appealed against convictions for rape and indecent assault under the 1956 Act. The allegations dated from 1985 to 1989 when the complainant had been between 9 and 13. The prosecution brought in a doctor who said that in 1993 D complained of sexual abuse by Z when she was a young girl. D … Continue reading Regina v Z: CACD 23 Jan 2009