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Client awarded damages for unlawful extension of custody time !!

Client awarded damages for unlawful extension of custody time !!

Clark McAuley was in custody awaiting his trial. A crown court judge extended the time he was to remain in custody (known as custody time limits or CTL), because the court could not accommodate his trial.
In emergency judicial review proceedings launched by GQS, the High Court quashed the extension of the custody time limit and declared Mr McAuley's subsequent detention unlawful and was awarded damages.
The case was treated as extremely important by the Court because the arguments advanced on behalf of the Claimant concerned the potential impact on the right to liberty of limited allocation of resources to courts.

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