159 pages of CPR Rules issued by our revered LCJ yesterday, came in the nick of time, obvs
A courtroom somewhere in England. Her Honour Judge Christine Jones-Smith presides. The case is listed for mention with the defendants to attend from custody. The Prosecution are represented by Mr Justin Messenger. The defence are represented by Miss Fi Owens and the ever busy Miss Rhea Turner.
The case is called on and only one defendant is produced in the dock. The present defendant is identified and the parties are introduced.
HHJ CJS: Miss Owens, where is your client?
MISS FO: I am told by the custody staff that he has not been put on the van. In fact my learned friend Miss Turner informs me that my client shares a cell with her client and when the officers came to their cell this morning they called upon the co-accused but, despite their insistence that they were both required, they only placed the co-accused on the bus.
HHJ CJS: I…
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