Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of CHINAKA) v SOUTHWARK CROWN COURT (Defendant) & DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS (Interested Party) (2013)

PUBLISHED October 4, 2013

A Crown Court judge had correctly exercised his discretion under the Criminal Procedure Rules 2011 r.63.10 in deciding to hear an appeal against conviction even though the court was sitting with only a circuit judge and one lay justice, as the procedural history of the case, which included two adjournments, meant that the case would be unreasonably delayed if adjourned again.

DC (Fulford LJ, Jeremy Baker J)