R v Hussain and Others Reading Magistrates Court 2014

The defendants jointly charged with offences of violence and threatening behaviour. Following the Crown’s failure to secure the defendant’s for trial who had been remanded in custody, Hennessy & Hammudi opposed the Crown’s application for an adjournment. Hennessy & Hammudi argued that this would be an abuse of the court’s process. The District Judge agreed with those representations and refused the Crown’s application, stating that the Crown Prosecution Service’s conduct in the case would cause such a delay as to infringe on the defendant’s right to a fair trial.