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Supreme Court maintains civil standard of proof in applications for Gang Injunctions following representations from Jonathan Manning and Charlotte Crocombe

The Supreme Court unanimously confirms that neither the decision of the House of Lords in R (McCann) v Crown Court at Manchester [2003] 1 AC 787 nor Article 6(1) of the ECHR requires the criminal standard of proof to be satisfied in respect of applications for gang injunctions under s.34, Policing and Crime Act 2009, or anti-social behaviour injunctions under s.1, Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. In both Acts, Parliament has devised statutory schemes which, in and of themselves, conform with the requirements of a fair hearing. Jonathan Manning and Charlotte Crocombe successfully represented the Respondent, Birmingham City Council.


Jonathan and Charlotte  are specialist practitioners in Anti-Social Behaviour. Jonathan has appeared in many of the leading cases in this area. Moreover, in addition to appearing in the Supreme Court this year, Jonathan and Charlotte have recently successfully defended an application for a gang injunction. Please contact the clerks at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square should you require any expertise in this area.


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