Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of C) v NORTH EAST ESSEX MAGISTRATES (2006)

PUBLISHED November 22, 2006

[2006] EWHC 3145 (Admin)

A decision by a magistrates' court to refuse an application for an adjournment had been incorrect as it had presented a clear risk of prejudice to a defendant's case by forcing him to defend himself and give evidence when he had suffered a traumatic ordeal shortly before the hearing.

QBD (Admin) (Collins J)