R V (1) JOHN SPEAR (2) PHILIP HASTIE (3) DAVID MORTON BOYD (2001)
PUBLISHED January 15, 2001
 EWCA Crim 2
Neither the appointment of permanent presidents nor part-time judge advocates to courts martial breached the right to a fair trial guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights because there was no reason to doubt their independence and impartiality. * Appeal from this decision dismissed by the House of Lords in Boyd & Ors v Army Prosecuting Authority & Ors (2002) UKHL 31.