Divisional Court gives guidance on custody time limit extensions

In R (Campbell-Brown) v Central Criminal Court [2015] EWHC 202 (Admin) , the Divisional Court has given important guidance on how criminal courts should approach applications to list trials and to extend custody time limits. Jay J and Fulford LJ held that defendants remanded in custody should not be listed for trial after the expiry of custody time limits without proper and rigorous judicial consideration (paragraph 65) and that HM Court Service and the Crown Prosecution Service need to reconsider their current published guidance on custody time limits (paragraph 66).

 

Tim Moloney QC and Jude Bunting represented the Claimant, instructed by Nicola Daniel and Adrienne Wright of TV Edwards.

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