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R v Leicester City Justices, ex p Barrow [1991]

Facts

  • Barrow objected to paying the new ‘poll tax’

Issue

  • Could a lay person (a union representative) be allowed to accompany Barrow in court proceedings against Barrow which were aimed at securing poll tax payment

Decision

  • Yes, claim successful

Reasoning

  • Justice had to be seen as administered fairly (now covered by article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights)
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