Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of SIMON WILLIAMSON) (Claimant) v CITY OF WESTMINSTER MAGISTRATES' COURT (Defendant) & (1) CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE (2) RHYS MARDON (Interested Parties) (2012)

PUBLISHED May 29, 2012

[2012] EWHC 1444 (Admin)

A district judge had been correct in rejecting an application to remit an assault case for a rehearing under the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 s.142(2). The purpose of s.142(2) was to enable the court to correct mistakes in limited circumstances; it was not a power equivalent to a full appeal to the Crown Court or High Court, nor was it a power of general review.

DC (Gross LJ, Burnett J)