Archive for the 'jury directions' Category

Judge criticises CPS for prosecuting man for pictures available in bookshops – Daily Telegraph

“A top judge has queried why a man was prosecuted for possessing ‘indecent’ images of children – when the photos were available for sale in a string of respectable mainstream bookshops.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Judge’s veiled criticism of Israeli actions in Gaza causes a legal dilemma – The Guardian

“As the legal establishment gears up for the new legal term starting at the end of next week, two of its leading figures must decide whether to do anything about a case that caused widespread concern during the summer.”

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v A and others – WLR Daily

Regina v A and others [2010] EWCA Crim 1622; [2010] WLR (D) 194

“Where a murder was committed by a number of defendants acting together recent authority did not establish that the secondary party’s foresight of the principal’s intention was never relevant.”

WLR Daily, 19th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

R v Carter (David) – WLR Daily

R v Carter (David) [2010] WLR (D) 29

“Where a member of the jury had to be discharged, at whatever stage of the trial, there was no requirement that the remaining members of the jury be directed to ignore the views expressed on any subject by the departed juror.”

WLR Daily, 10th February 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Regina v Stewart (James) – Times Law Reports

Regina v Stewart (James)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“Further guidance should be given to juries in murder trials as to the defence of diminished responsibility where the only basis for the alleged abnormality of mind arose from alcohol dependency syndrome without discernible brain damage.”

The Times, 20th July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Regina v Billingham (Mark) Regina v Billingham (Justin) – Times Law Reports

Regina v Billingham (Mark) Regina v Billingham (Justin)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“While the present Judicial Studies Board direction in respect of previous inconsistent statements required the jury to be sure that a previous statement exculpatory of a defendant was true, it was sufficient for the jury to conclude that it might be true.”

The Times, 25th March 2009

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.

Regina v Cole – Times Law Reports

Regina v Cole

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“A trial judge’s attitude towards defence counsel, which included sending her a note headed ‘6 P’s’ with a list of words in bold underneath saying ‘Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance’ contributed towards preventing a defendant receiving a fair trial.”

The Times, 16th March 2009

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.


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