Friday, 30 July 2010

MPs Expenses Case - Court of Appeal ruling

The Court of Appeal (Lord Judge LCJ, Lord Neuberger MR and Sir Anthony May) has ruled that those facing trial over allegations of false accounting in connection with Parliamentary Expenses are liable to be tried in the ordinary criminal courts.  The Bill of Rights 1689 does not, in their Lordship's view, prevent this.  See The Guardian 30th July 2010.  The MPs appealed against a pre-trial ruling by Saunders J.  Earlier posts on Law and Lawyers may be seen at Expenses 1, Expenses 2 and Expenses 3.  Whether there will be a further appeal to the Supreme Court remains to be seen.

Here is a link to the Court of Appeal Judgment.

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