Practice and Procedure

R v CM (2009)

PUBLISHED January 20, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 158

Once a judge had decided that a defendant should be treated as being of good character, the judge was required as a matter of law to give the full good character direction and there was no room for a jury to disagree as to the propriety of using the defendant's good character in his favour.

CA (Crim Div) (Moses LJ, Dobbs J, Griffith Williams J)