R (on the application of Henderson) v Secretary of State for Justice

Criminal law – Costs. The claimant issued judicial review proceedings, seeking a declaration that s 16A of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 and the subsequent statutory scheme was incompatible with arts 6 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Divisional Court, in dismissing the application, held that s 16A of the Act was not incompatible with the Convention on account of its failure to enable acquitted defendants in the Crown Court to recover their privately incurred legal costs in cases committed or sent between 1 October 2012 and 27 January 2014, nor was its present iteration.

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