*R (on the application of Slade and another) v Attorney General of England and Wales

Attorney General – Superintendence function. The defendant Attorney General, in finding there was no need for a review of the sudden end of the prosecution cases against the claimants for murder, had not delegated his superintendence function to anyone and it was not arguable that he had failed to undertake proper inquiry. The Divisional Court, in dismissing the claimants' application for judicial review, further held that the Attorney General's reasons had been adequate and the decision had not been unfair.

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