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

Compensation – Crime. The Divisional Court, in dismissing the claimant's judicial review proceedings, held that the defendant Secretary of State's decision, refusing him compensation under s 133 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 had been lawful. In any event, the claim was academic because the Secretary of State would have been bound to re-determine the question applying the new statutory definition of 'miscarriage of justice' inserted by s 175 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

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