Practice and Procedure

R v GRAHAM JAMES COUTTS (2006)

PUBLISHED July 19, 2006
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Save in exceptional circumstances, an appellate court should quash a conviction, whether for murder or for a lesser offence, as constituting a serious miscarriage of justice where a judge had erred in failing to leave to the jury, irrespective of the wishes of trial counsel, any lesser alternative verdict which there was evidence to support.

[2006] UKHL 39

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