Archive for the 'hearsay evidence' Category



Regina (Paul and Others) v Assistant Deputy Coroner of Inner West London – Times Law Reports

Regina (Paul and Others) v Assistant Deputy Coroner of Inner West London

Court of Appeal

“A coroner could not read to the jury hearsay evidence in documentary form which he considered likely to be disputed where the maker of the statement was unable to attend.”

The Times, 11th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk 

Please note that the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Regina v Chal – Times Law Reports

Hearsay evidence admissible in hearing whether unfit accused did act

Regina v Chal

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“The provisions concerning admissibility of hearsay evidence in a criminal trial applied to proceedings to determine whether a person under a disability did the act or made the omission in the offence with which he was charged.”

The Times, 26th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Trusting the Jury – Speech by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers

Trusting the Jury (PDF)

Speech by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.

The Criminal Bar Association Kalisher Lecture, 23rd October 2007.

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Hearsay rules offer new hope in rape cases – The Observer

“Thousands of rape investigations dating back years could be reopened under law reforms intended to increase conviction rates for sexual assault.”

Full story

The Observer, 21st October 2007

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk

Regina v Cole; Regina v Keets – Times Law Reports

When hearsay evidence can be admitted

Regina v. Cole; Regina v. Keets

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“The hearsay evidence of a witness who could not be cross-examined could be admitted in evidence, even where it was the sole or the decisive evidence against a defendant, if that was compatible with a fair trial.”

The Times, 2nd October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 ays from the date of publication

R v. Cole – WLR Daily

R v. Cole; R v. Keets [2007] EWCA Crim 1924

“The hearsay evidence of a witness who was not available at trial was admissible even if it was the sole or the decisive evidence against a defendant if that was compatible with a fair trial.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2007 

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


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