QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION
THE ADMINISTRATIVE COURT
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B e f o r e :
|THE QUEEN ON THE APPLICATION OF HUGHES||Claimant|
|MACCLESFIELD MAGISTRATES COURT||Defendant|
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Mr Sandiford (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) appeared on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service as Interested Party
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"... even accepting that neither of these things made it unreasonable for the CPS to test the appellant's case at an oral hearing, it seems to me that the CPS must for its part accept that it was no less reasonable for the appellant to stick to her guns. And it was the appellant who, however narrowly, was vindicated."
In this case, of course, in my respectful submission it was not a narrow vindication.
" If therefore this was a case in which both sides were justified in going on, absent a compromise, to an oral hearing, each did so at its own risk as to costs."
My submission based on that is that the fact that it may have been reasonable for the Crown Prosecution Service to take part in this case does not protect them from the consequences of the claimant having taken those costs.