Practice and Procedure

R v C (2010)

PUBLISHED November 4, 2010

[2010] EWCA Crim 2578

An order for a preparatory hearing was quashed in circumstances where there was no relevant material on which the trial judge could have properly concluded that the case fell within the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 s.29. The court also gave guidance on the proper procedure for an application under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 s.78 to exclude expert evidence in relation to the reliability of DNA evidence.

CA (Crim Div) (Thomas LJ, Sweeney J, Spencer J)