Attorney General's Reference (No. 1 of 1990)

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Judgment Date13 April 1992
Date13 April 1992
CourtCourt of Appeal (Criminal Division)
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312 cases
  • R v F
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 21 July 2011
    ...it was no longer easy to reconcile the authorities on the issue, the problem was addressed in Attorney General's Reference (No 1 of 1990) [1992] 1QB 630. The points of law for the opinion of the court were: "1.…(i) whether the proceedings upon indictment may be stayed on the grounds of prej......
  • George Tan Soon Gin v Judge Cameron and Another
    • United Kingdom
    • Privy Council
    • 16 July 1992
    ...jurisdiction to halt criminal proceedings was correctly stated in Attorney-General's Reference (No 1 of 1990) (The Times April 15; [1992] 3 WLR 9, 18-19). The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (Lord Keith of Kinkel, Lord Jauncey of Tullichettle, Lord Browne-Wilkinson, Lord Mustill and......
  • R v Feltham Magistrates Court, ex parte Ebrahim ; Mouat v DPP
    • United Kingdom
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 21 February 2001
    ...employed in exceptional circumstances, whatever the reasons submitted for invoking it. See Attorney-General's Reference (No 1 of 1990) [1992] QB 630, 643G. 18 The two categories of cases in which the power to stay proceedings for abuse of process may be invoked in this area of the court's ......
  • R v Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall, ex parte Hay ; R v Same, ex parte Police Complaints Authority
    • United Kingdom
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 21 November 1996
    ... ... that as they were not complainants they had no right to be represented. On April 27, 1995, the ... McArthur, Mr Girven had not been shown Attorney-General's Reference (No 1 of 1990) ([1992] 1 QB ... ...
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11 books & journal articles
  • Subject Index
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage International Journal of Evidence & Proof, The No. 9-4, December 2005
    • 1 December 2005
    ...General v Hitchcock (1847) 154ER 38 (Exch. Ct) .........................................10 7Attorney-General’s Reference (No. 1 of 1990)[1992] QB 630, CA .....................................165Attorney-General’s Reference (No. 4 of2002); Sheldrake v DPP [2004] UKHL43 ............................
  • The interpretation and application of the right to effective participation
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage International Journal of Evidence & Proof, The No. 22-4, October 2018
    • 1 October 2018
    ...participation difficulties in the magistrates’ courts,see Law Commission (2016a: ch. 7); Bevan (2016).60. AG’s Ref (no 1 of 1990) [1992] QB 630 at 643; R (Ebrahim) vFeltham Magistrates’ Court [2001] EWHC Admin 130 at [17];R (TP) vWest London Youth Court, n. 26 at [14].61. R (TP) vWest Londo......
  • Lost and Destroyed Evidence: The Search for a Principled Approach to Abuse of Process
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage International Journal of Evidence & Proof, The No. 9-3, July 2005
    • 1 July 2005
    ...tape acted in perfect38 [2001] EWHC Admin 130, [2001] 1 WLR 1293 at [17].39 Ibid. at [26].40 Attorney-General’s Reference (No. 1 of 1990) [1992] QB 630 at 643, CA.41 J. C. Smith, ‘Trial: Abuse of Process—Destruction of Video Tape by Police’ [2000] Crim LR 415at 166 THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL......
  • Noticeboard
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage International Journal of Evidence & Proof, The No. 10-3, July 2006
    • 1 July 2006
    ...A. Choo,Abuse of Process and Judicial Stays of Criminal Proceedings (Oxford, 1993)) . In Attorney-General’s Reference No. 1 of 1990 (1992) 95 Cr App R 296 at 303, Lord Lane CJ said that adefendant who alleged abuse of process by reason of delay must prove seriousprejudice ‘on the balance of......
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