IKP act for family of Christopher Kapessa


The family of Christopher Kapessa have brought judicial review proceedings in the High Court in which they challenge the decision of the CPS (via the Director of Public Prosecutions) not to prosecute for the manslaughter of Christopher on public interest grounds.


Permission was refused on the papers 19 February 2021. At a hearing on 10 June the court will be asked to reconsider the refusal, grant permission and allow the claim to continue.


Alina Joseph, Christopher’s mother, is represented by Daniel Cooper, solicitor, Michael Mansfield QC and Phillip Rule, counsel.


A BBC programme was aired on the case, which can be found here and further details can be found here.

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