Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of MICHAEL LATHAM) (Claimant) v NORTHAMPTON MAGISTRATES' COURT (Defendant) & (1) MURTAZA NAZHAM (2) HAMEED NAZHAM (Interested Parties) (2008)

PUBLISHED February 6, 2008

[2008] EWHC 245 (Admin)

A magistrates' court had acted perversely in issuing a summons against a barrister alleging that he had attempted to pervert the course of justice where the information that was laid for the issuing of the summons was an abuse of process, vexatious and oppressive as it sought to re-open matters that the Court of Appeal had determined were completely unsubstantiated and without any merit whatsoever.

DC (Moses LJ, Sullivan J, Forbes J)