Whittall v Kirby

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Year1946
Date1946
CourtKing's Bench Division
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117 cases
  • Gordon v Smith
    • United Kingdom
    • Divisional Court
    • Invalid date
  • R v Jackson ; R v Hart
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 11 March 1969
    ...Court will later revert. 21 Turning now to the law, the leading case as to the meaning of the words "special reasons" is, of course, Whittall v. Kirby, 1947 K.B.D. 194. The considered judgment of the Divisional Court was delivered by Lord Goddard, the Lord Chief Justice. At that time the re......
  • MV Balakrishnan v Public Prosecutor
    • Singapore
    • High Court (Singapore)
    • 8 July 1998
    ...MVA to dispense with the mandatory disqualification stipulated by statute. Held, dismissing the motion: (1) As held in Whittall v Kirby [1947] 1 KB 194, a special reason within the exception was one which was special to the facts of the particular case, that was, special to the facts which ......
  • Re Kanapathipillai and Others
    • Malaysia
    • High Court (Malaysia)
    • 1 January 1960
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4 books & journal articles
  • Table of Cases
    • United Kingdom
    • Wildy Simmonds & Hill Drink and Drug Drive Case Notes Preliminary Sections
    • 29 August 2015
    ...[2006] EWHC 1414 (Admin), DC! 92 ........... Whitley v DPP [2003] EWHC 2512 (Admin), (2004) 168 JP 350, DC! 369 , 371 Whittall v Kirby [1947] KB 194, [1946] 2 All ER 552, .................................................................... ! DC! 470 , 513, 514, 519, 522, 523, 525 ................
  • Special Reasons
    • United Kingdom
    • Wildy Simmonds & Hill Drink and Drug Drive Case Notes Contents
    • 29 August 2015
    ...the court for special reasons thinks f‌it to disqualify for a shorter period or not at all. 1. The Meaning of “Special” Whittall v Kirby [1947] KB 194, [1946] 2 All ER 552, November 1946, KBD (DC) The four criteria for f‌inding special reasons. The defendant had pleaded guilty to driving wh......
  • Criminal Procedure, Evidence and Sentencing
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review No. 2006, December 2006
    • 1 December 2006
    ...in law to a defence to the charge, yet directly connected with the commission of the offence’: per Lord Goddard CJ in Whittall v Kirby[1947] KB 194 which has been affirmed by the High Court in MV Balakrishnan v PP[1998] 3 SLR 586. 12.39 It is trite law that the reasons must be special to th......
  • Special Reasons for Not Suspending Driving Licences
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage Journal of Criminal Law, The No. 15-2, April 1951
    • 1 April 1951
    ...isconfined totheEnglish authorities.Inwhathas becometheleading authority onthewholemattertheLord Chief Justice said (TVhittall v. Kirby 1947K.B. 194)thecase raised a questionoftheutmostimportanceatthepresent day, for in some magisterial courts disqualifi-cation is imposed almost as amattero......

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