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.
Criminal Practice, Judicial Review
Updated: 09 November 2021; Ref: scu.637983