Court grants Attorney Joshua Francis leave to apply for a judicial review on a charge for an alleged offence
Attorney Joshua Francis has been granted leave to apply for judicial review after a charge for an alleged offence earlier this year. Through this procedure, a court can review an administrative action by a public body and secure a declaration, order, or award.
Mr Francis’s legal team filed an application for judicial review against the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Police Commissioner, Chief Magistrate and a police officer, in March 2016.
According to the application filed, the decision can be challenged on three main grounds; illegality, irrationality referred to as (“Wednesbury unreasonableness”) and procedural impropriety. Justice Bernie Stephenson granted Francis leave to apply for judicial review within fourteen (14) days from Friday 24th June 2016.
Justice Stephenson however did not approve Mr Francis’ application for specific disclosure. No charge has been read to date, as Mr Francis had earlier obtained a stay of proceedings at the Magistrate’s Court.
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