Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of DANIELLE DRINKWATER) (Claimant) v SOLIHULL MAGISTRATES' COURT (Defendant) & CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE (Interested Party) (2012)

PUBLISHED March 27, 2012

[2012] EWHC 765 (Admin)

A magistrates' court had erred in deciding to proceed with a criminal trial in the absence of defendants as it had failed to consider the applicable principles as found in R. v Jones (Anthony William) [2002] UKHL 5, [2003] 1 A.C. 1.

DC (Sir John Thomas (President), Beatson J)