Interesting example here of Mode of Trial proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court. The case involves Magistrate (and MBE, no less) Salima Hafejee, who is accused of theft and fraud. Despite the relatively low sums of money involved, the case is due to be committed to Crown Court in February due to the alleged fraud involving a charity and the Defendant’s standing in the community.
A good case to use with students to illustrate the type of triable either way offence that will be committed to Crown Court for trial.
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