Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of LAW SOCIETY) v LORD CHANCELLOR (2010)

PUBLISHED June 15, 2010

[2010] EWHC 1406 (Admin)

The new defendant funding scheme implemented by the Costs in Criminal Cases (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2009, which limited the rate at which successful defendants could recover their costs from central funds to legal aid rates only, was unlawful and contravened the obligation under the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 s.16(6) to provide a sum of money which was reasonably sufficient to compensate a successful defendant.

DC (Elias LJ, Keith J)