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Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004

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13After that section insert—E+W

Appeal against order made in cases of insanity or unfitness to stand trialE+W

Right of appeal against hospital order etc.E+W
25ARight of appeal against hospital order etc.

(1)A person in whose case a court-martial—

(a)makes a hospital order or interim hospital order by virtue of the relevant Service Act, or

(b)makes a supervision order under the relevant Service Act,

may appeal to the Appeal Court against the order.

(2)An appeal under this section lies only with the leave of the Appeal Court.

Disposal of appeal under s. 25AE+W
25BDisposal of appeal under s. 25A

(1)If on an appeal under section 25A of this Act the Appeal Court consider that the appellant should be dealt with differently from the way in which the court below dealt with him—

(a)they may quash any order which is the subject of the appeal; and

(b)they may make such order, whether by substitution for the original order or by variation of or addition to it, as they think appropriate for the case and as the court below had power to make.

(2)The fact that an appeal is pending against an interim hospital order under the Mental Health Act 1983 shall not affect the power of the court below to renew or terminate the order or deal with the appellant on its termination.

(3)Where the Appeal Court make an interim hospital order by virtue of this section—

(a)the power of renewing or terminating it and of dealing with the appellant on its termination shall be exercisable by a judicial officer and not by the Appeal Court; and

(b)section 38(7) of the said Act of 1983 (absconding offenders) shall have effect as if the reference to the court that made the order were a reference to a judicial officer.

(4)The fact that an appeal is pending against a supervision order under the relevant Service Act shall not affect any power conferred on any other court to revoke or amend the order.

(5)Where the Appeal Court make a supervision order by virtue of this section, any power of revoking or amending it shall be exercisable by a judicial officer and not by the Appeal Court.

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