Practice and Procedure

R v MARK GORDON D (2006)

PUBLISHED September 1, 2006

The late giving of consent by the Director of Public Prosecutions to the institution of proceedings for an offence under the Protection of Children Act 1978 s.1 was a procedural failure, but it did not deprive the court of jurisdiction to try the offence.

Crown Ct (Lewes) (Richard Brown J)