Practice and Procedure

Offence of keeping a disorderly house

PUBLISHED March 13, 2012

Court of Appeal, Criminal Division Published March 13, 2012Regina v Court and AnotherBefore Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice, Mr Justice Holman and Mr Justice Openshaw Judgment February 9, 2012The ingredients of the common law offence of keeping a disorderly house required that the services provided were open to members of the public and were of such a character and conducted in such a manner that their provision amounted to an outrage to public decency or were calculated to injure the public interest.