Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of JOHN SIDDALL) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE (2009)

PUBLISHED March 16, 2009

[2009] EWHC 482 (Admin)

Where the convictions of two men for unconnected sexual offences involving the same victim had been quashed, but only one of the men was paid compensation under the Criminal Justice Act 1988 s.133, the secretary of state had not acted illegally or irrationally in his application of developing case law. The court surveyed the meaning of "miscarriage of justice" in s.133 of the Act in the light of those cases.

DC (Leveson LJ, Sweeney J)