Thakrar v Crown Prosecution Service: CA 21 May 2019

Private prosecution discontinuance criminal matter

The claimant sought judicial review of a decision by the defendant to take over and discontinue his private prosecution. He now sought to appeal against rejection of his request.
Held: The decision had been a decision in a criminal cause or matter, and as such, an appeal lay only (save where allowed under the 1981 Act) to the Supreme Court on a point of law of general public importance, and the Court of Appeal had no jurisdiction in the matter.

Davis, Irwin LJJ
[2019] EWCA Civ 874, [2019] WLR(D) 297
Bailii, WLRD
Administration of Justice Act 1960, Senior Courts Act 1981 18(1)
England and Wales

Criminal Practice, Judicial Review

Updated: 09 November 2021; Ref: scu.637983