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.

« Back to listing

About cookies on our website

Following a revised EU directive on website cookies, each company based, or doing business, in the EU is required to notify users about the cookies used on their website.

Our site uses cookies to improve your experience of certain areas of the site and to allow the use of specific functionality like social media page sharing. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but as a result parts of the site may not work as intended.

To find out more about what cookies are, which cookies we use on this website and how to delete and block cookies, please see our Which cookies we use page.

Click on the button below to accept the use of cookies on this website (this will prevent the dialogue box from appearing on future visits)