Launching private proceedings was “improper” under the Prosecution of Offenders Act 1985


Re: R (Haigh) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court [2017] EWHC 232 (Admin)

Judicial review proceedings that challenged the decision ordering the claimant to pay £230,446.14 to the Interested Parties by way of costs incurred in respect of the claimant’s application for summonses against them. The Court considered the meaning of “improper” in terms of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985, s 19, and whether the previous judge was entitled to find impropriety.

Andrew Bodnar was involved in this case.