Law Reports: Case Summaries
The following notes of cases were prepared by the reporters of the All England Law Reports.
Re J (a minor: specific issue order); FD (Wall J); 14 Feb 1995.
The court had no jurisdiction under the Children Act 1989 to grant leave to a minor to apply for a specific issue order under s 8 requiring the local authority to deem him to be a child in need under s 17 and make appropriate provision for him. The question whether or not he was a child in need was not a specific question arising in connection with parental responsibility. It was a matter for the local authority, whose powers and duties under Part III of the Children Act should not be the subject of judicial scrutiny except by means of judicial review.
Vera Meyer (Council Solicitor) for the local authority; Stephen Cobb (S Harman, Canterbury) for the applicant.
R v HM Attorney General, Ex p Ferrante; CA (Sir Thomas Bingham MR, Kennedy, Millett LJJ); 8 Feb 1995.
The Attorney General, in considering whether to give his authority for an application to the High Court under s 13 of the Coroners Act 1988 for the holding of another inquest, was entitled to have regard to the prospects of success of such an application.
Richard Gordon QC (Trump & Partners, Bristol) for the applicant; Stephen Richards (Treasury Solicitor) for the AG.
R v Foxley; CA (Cr Div) (Roch LJ, Curtis, Stuart White JJ); 6 Feb 1995.
The wording of s 24(1)(ii) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (pursuant to which a statement in a document containing information supplied by a person with personal knowledge of the matters dealt with, was, subject to conditions, admissible in criminal proceedings as evidence of any fact of which direct oral evidence would be admissible) demonstrated that Parliament anticipated that courts could draw inferences as to the personal knowledge of the person supplying the information of the matters …
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