ABSENCE OF PROSECUTION WITNESSES

A magistrates’ decision to adjourn a trial was ultimately an exercise in case management which was reasonable and took account of all relevant considerations. Further, in view of the defendant’s application at the start of the trial to adduce bad character evidence the decision to adjourn was almost inevitable.

[2013] EWHC 3831 (Admin)

Magistrates who had refused to adjourn a trial because the Crown had told its witnesses the wrong starting time had adopted a proper approach to the exercise of their discretion.

[2006] EWHC 1108 (Admin)