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R v GRANVILLE MARTIN MCDONALD (2011)

PUBLISHED July 21, 2011
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[2011] EWCA Crim 1776

A trial judge who repeatedly interrupted the defence cross-examination had not, on the facts, unfairly inhibited defence counsel from conducting his full defence and the ensuing conviction was not unsafe. The court gave guidance about the factors for consideration when determining whether there had been judicial interference that had gone beyond the judge's duty to maintain control of a criminal trial.

CA (Crim Div) (Sir Anthony May (President QB), Hickinbottom J, Thirlwall J)

21/07/2011

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