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Ridge v Baldwin [1964]

Facts

  • A police officer was dismissed following his acquittal from serious offences

Issue

  • Was the decision to dismiss lawful?

Decision

  • No

Reasoning

  • Where such a decision is to be made, the decision must not be made in private and without the knowledge of the police officer; a defence must be heard
  • Reassertion of natural justice and application to a quasi-judicial decision
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