In a successful appeal by the Secretary of State for the Home Department against a dismissal of an application for summary judgment against a claimant who sought damages for false imprisonment, it was held that the time spent by the claimant on bail in court custody, while the court was not sitting, did not count towards his sentence.

CA (Civ Div) (Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers MR, May LJ, Laws LJ)

06/11/2000

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