Practice and Procedure


PUBLISHED October 3, 2011

Character of accused - Bad character R v Williams: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division (Lord Justice Richards, Mr Justice Keith, Mr Justice Nicol (judgment delivered extempore)): 23 September 2011 The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, allowed an appeal by the defendant against conviction for possessing a Class B drug (cannabis) with intent and possessing criminal property, on the basis that the judge had not directed the jury in sufficiently clear terms as to the limited purpose for which certain previous convictions of the defendant had been allowed into evidence. read more