Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of MERRITT) v PETERBROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT (2009)

PUBLISHED February 20, 2009

[2009] EWHC 467 (Admin)

A magistrates' court had acted unlawfully by committing an offender to the Crown Court for sentencing contrary to a legitimate expectation that had arisen at a previous hearing that the magistrates' court would pass sentence.

DC (Scott Baker LJ, Clarke J)