Court dismisses appeal in relation to the right to review under the Victim Right to Review scheme


Re: R (AC) v DPP [2018] EWCA 2092 (Civ)

The appellant in this case challenged the Victims Rights of Review (VRR) scheme on the basis that it accorded no right to review in cases where one suspect was charged with an offence and a decision was taken not to charge another suspect. She argued that that breached Directive 2012/29/EU, art 11 which bestowed “on victims of crime an entitlement to a review of any decision not to prosecute” and the common law decisions of R v Killick [2011] EWCA Civ 1608 and R(L) v DPP [2013] EWHC 1752.

The Court of Appeal rejected her appeal and held the VRR to be lawful.

Dan Squires QC was involved in this case.