Practice and Procedure

CPS v F (2011)

PUBLISHED July 21, 2011

[2011] EWCA Crim 1844

The Court of Appeal comprehensively reviewed the authorities concerning applications for a stay of criminal proceedings as an abuse of process on the ground of delay. It distilled the principles to be applied and emphasised that such applications were not to be elided with submissions of no case to answer.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Judge LCJ, Hughes LJ, Goldring LJ, Ouseley J, Dobbs J)