‘A sub-contracted court security officer at a magistrates’ court was not a court officer with implied authority to accept informations that a borough council was endeavouring to serve, the Administrative Court has ruled.’
Local Government Lawyer, 8th May 2018
Media Protection Services Ltd v Crawford and another  EWHC 2373 (Admin);  WLR (D) 250
“The laying of an information by a director of a private limited company, acting for reward on behalf of a client in the course of its business, constituted acting as a solicitor within the meaning and in breach of section 20 of the Solicitors Act 1974 and carrying on a reserved legal activity, namely the conduct of litigation, contrary to the Legal Services Act 2007, with the result that the proceedings were void.”
WLR Daily, 16th August 2012
Ewing v. Davis
“Public interest in a private prosecution was established by the nature of the alleged offence as defined in statute not by the circumstances leading up to its alleged commission.”
WLR Daily, 2nd July 2007
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When proceedings are institutionalised
Rockall v. Department for Environment, Road and Rural Affairs
Queen’s Bench Divisional Court
“Proceedings were instituted against an individual for felling trees without a licence when an information was laid and that determined whether or not the time limit for the institution of proceedings had been met. An information was laid in time where it could be established by inference or otherwise that it had been transmitted to a magistrates court by fax within time.”
The Times, 11th May 2007
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