R (on the application of Baybasin) v Woolwich Crown Court

Criminal law – Costs. The claimant sought judicial review of the defendant court's recovery of defence costs order (RDCO) that he pay £483,554.11 towards the costs of his legal aid. He submitted that the judge had not addressed his submission that he should not have had to pay for the costs associated a charge of which he had not been convicted, but which had been ordered to lie on the file. The Divisional Court, in allowing the application, held that the judge had simply not addressed the issue of whether it would be unreasonable to make an RDCO in respect of the costs of the count ordered to lie on the file.

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