R (on the app of Taffs) v Chelmsford Crown Court

Natural justice – Magistrates. The claimant was convicted of an offence under s 112(1A) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 as she had not notified the interested party local authority of a material change in her circumstances sufficiently promptly. The claimant's appeal was dismissed by the defendant Crown Court. The Divisional Court allowed the claimant's claim for judicial review of the Crown Court's decision as the judge in the magistrates' court had adopted an unfair approach.

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