Practice and Procedure

R v (1) IA (2) TA (3) FA (2013)

PUBLISHED July 25, 2013

[2013] EWCA Crim 1308

The court rejected the appeals of three family members against convictions connected with the trafficking of a child into the United Kingdom for the purposes of forced labour and the making of false benefit claims on her behalf. The offenders had made meritless criticisms of a number of aspects of the case, including the conduct of "achieving best evidence" interviews, and the judge's handling of an issue concerning the jurors' ability to properly discharge their function.

CA (Crim Div) (Treacy LJ, MacDuff J, Dingemans J)