ABANDONMENT OF APPEAL

A Crown Court was entitled to refuse leave to an individual to abandon his appeal against sentence after the appeal had commenced where there were no exceptional circumstances to justify an abandonment.

[2005] EWHC 2512 (Admin)

The Crown Court had exceeded its jurisdiction by refusing to hear an appeal against conviction on the basis of non-attendance by the appellant where counsel was present, and was obliged in those circumstances to hear any such appeal even where there was a legal duty on the appellant to attend.

[2003] EWHC 73 (Admin)