6 November 2014

Mark Weekes in Supreme Court extradition Closed Material Procedure appeal

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.

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