Court dismisses appeal in relation to the right to review under the Victim Right to Review scheme
R (AC) v DPP  EWCA 2092 (Civ)
- Related Member(s):
- Dan Squires QC
- Related Practice Area(s):
- Public Law
- Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
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  EWCA Civ 1608 and R(L) v DPP  EWHC 1752.
The Court of Appeal rejected her appeal and held the VRR to be lawful.
Dan Squires QC was involved in this case.
 EWCA 2092 (Civ)https://www.matrixlaw.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/R-AC-v-DPP-2018-EWCA-2092-Civ.pdf