Practice and Procedure

R v DAVIS (2008)

PUBLISHED June 18, 2008

[2008] UKHL 36

Measures taken to preserve the anonymity of crucial witnesses in a criminal trial, which included preventing the asking of questions that might reveal their identity and allowing them to give evidence out of sight of the defendant and his legal advisers, hampered the conduct of the defence in such a manner and to such an extent that they were unlawful and rendered the trial unfair.

HL (Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, Lord Carswell, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, Lord Mance)