Mark Weekes in Supreme Court extradition Closed Material Procedure appeal
Mark Weekes appeared for the defendant interested party (CMU) in the Supreme Court case of R(VB) v Westminster Magistrates’ Court and others instructed by Bindmans LLP. The case was a ground breaking attempt by the defence to be permitted to adduce material by means of a closed material procedure (CMP). The Supreme Court decided there was no power to hold a CMP on a defence application. However the Court went on to hold that the defence were entitled to call evidence from anonymous witnesses. The case will now return to the District Judge.