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Man misses court after firm makes second-class postage blunder

Judge wants letter delivered ‘personally’ as it is ‘perhaps the best way’

26 May 2017

A senior partner must explain to a judge why a letter advising of an upcoming trial date was sent to his client with second-class postage, resulting in the defendant failing to arrive at court on time.

The defendant was due to appear at Hull Crown Court on Monday 22 May to face allegations of dangerous driving and burglary, according to a report from the Hull Daily Mail.

After failing to attend, the court heard how the man’s solicitors, Barker and Copeman, only sent the letter with a second-class stamp on Friday 19 May to advise of the trial date.

‘I want an explanation from a senior partner,’ said HHJ Jeremy Richa...

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