Practice Note No. 50
REPEALED - Summary Offences Act 1988: public assemblies
SUMMARY OFFENCES ACT 1988: PUBLIC ASSEMBLIES
1. Proceedings in the Court for an order under Part 4 of the above Act are commenced in the Administrative Law Division. In urgent cases, if a Judge of that Division is not available, application may be made to a Judge of any other Division.
2. The plaintiff may, without filing or serving notice of the motion, move for an order under Part 5 rule 4A abridging the time for service and fixing the appointment for hearing to be stated in the summons. Where an order is made under sub-rule (3), the summons must bear a note of it under sub-rule (5) and in Form 6.
3. A summons by which proceedings in the court are commenced should join, in the case of an application under s. 25(1) of the Act, the organiser or, in the case of an application under s. 26 of the Act, the Commissioner of Police.
4.Evidence should include:
(a) evidence that the conditions imposed by the relevant section have been satisfied; and
(b) evidence that no application has previously been made to any court under s. 25(1) or
s.26 of the above Act in respect of the same public assembly.
(See s. 27(3) of the above Act).
23 September 1988