ACCURACY OF LEGAL ADVICE GIVEN AT TIME OF ABANDONMENT

[2010] EWCA Crim 3330 [2010] EWCA Crim 3330

The court rejected an application to treat an abandonment of an application for permission to appeal as a nullity. The fact that a new legal team took a different view of the applicant’s chances of successfully appealing did not mean that the applicant had not given his informed consent to abandonment.