Practice and Procedure

R v DJ (2010)

PUBLISHED March 4, 2010

[2010] EWCA Crim 385

Where advocates representing the defence and Crown in a trial involving allegations of sexual offences had ignored an order of the judge and disclosed documents from social services files to a jury, the judge's severe criticism of defence counsel in the presence of the jury had not affected the fairness of the trial or the safety of the conviction.

CA (Crim Div) (Thomas LJ, Saunders J, Stadlen J)