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R v JAMIE HUBERTA RAMIREZ (2009)

PUBLISHED July 24, 2009
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[2009] EWCA Crim 1721

The giving of bad character evidence by a defendant in relation to a co-defendant without prior notice or application could well lead to the discharge of the jury and to a retrial, with the possibility of severe sanctions in the form at least of wasted costs orders against any legal representative found to have been involved in a deliberate manipulation of the rules leading to such consequences.

CA (Crim Div) (Richards LJ, Irwin J, Judge Baker QC)

24/07/2009

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