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Butterworths Stone's Justices' Manual 2022

Comprehensive coverage of the legislative changes affecting magistrates’ courts.
Published: June 30, 2022
ISBN/ISSN: 9781474321082

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Why should you buy Butterworths Stone's Justices' Manual 2022

Now in its 154th edition, Butterworths Stone's Justices' Manual is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference source in its field.

In three volumes, this publication provides the most reliable and current coverage of all the changes affecting magistrates' courts, including criminal procedure. The accompanying CD-ROM completes the service and an updating CD-ROM and supplement in November, included in the subscription, ensure you remain completely up to date.

Updates to the 2022 edition include:

Offences and principles of criminal liability

  • Attorney General's Reference (No 1 of 2020) - no need to prove the defendant intended the touching to be sexual
  • R v Grant and Others - joint enterprise murder - the secondary liability of a defendant charged with encouraging or assisting crime is not based on causation
  • A Local Authority v C - Meaning of "causing or inciting" a person with mental disorder to engage in sexual activity
  • R v Hunter and another - Ticket touting falls within the offence of fraudulent trading, contrary to s 993 of the Companies Act 2006
  • R v AAD - Victims of trafficking - Whether conclusive grounds decision admissible as evidence in appeal against conviction - Whether limb two abuse of process jurisdiction still available to defendants

Practice and procedure

  • R (Director of Legal Aid Casework) v Crown Court at Southwark - Legal aid capital contribution orders - the Crown Court can consider applications under reg 26 for proportionate reduction outside the 21-day time limit
  • R v Ziegler and others - test to be applied in appeals by way of case stated in the assessment of the trial court's decision on "lawful excuse" when Convention rights are engaged
  • R v Brown - Ziegler has not created a free-standing ground for staying a criminal case for abuse of process
  • R (on the application of Siddiqui and another) v Westminster Magistrates' Court - grounds for setting aside the issue of a summons
  • R (on the application of Rayner) v Leeds District Magistrates' Court - Closure applications - statutory timetable and power to adjourn
  • Football Association Premier League v Lord Chancellor - private prosecutions - recovery of pre-commencement costs
  • R (on the application of TM Eye Ltd) v Crown Court at Southampton - correct approach to applications by private prosecutors for costs from central funds
  • R v Khan - Successful challenge of decision to proceed in the defendant's absence -defendant had notified the court he had been delayed en route

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