Practice and Procedure

CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE v P (2007)

PUBLISHED April 27, 2007
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[2007] EWHC 946 (Admin)

If the youth court decided to halt the trial of a child on the ground that he lacked the mental capacity to take an effective part in the proceedings it should consider whether to switch to a fact-finding process. The proceedings should be stayed as an abuse of process before fact-finding only if no useful purpose at all could be served by finding the facts.

DC (Smith LJ, Gross J)

27/04/2007

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