Divisional Court rules on JR challenge to VRR

The Divisional Court has given useful guidance as to the scope of the Victim's Right of Review scheme.  In R (on the application of Ram) v Director of Public Prosecutions [2016] EWHC 1426 (Admin) (link), the claimant sought to bring a private prosecution against his ex-partner for perverting the course of justice.

The CPS took over the prosecution and offered no evidence. The claimant challenged the decision to offer no evidence, first via the Victim's Right of Review scheme and when that was unsuccessful, by way of judicial review.

Representing the claimant, the court praised Thom's advocacy, noting "the careful and elegant submissions advanced before us today by Mr Dyke".

Thom was instructed by Duncan Lewis Solicitors.

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