Practice and Procedure

R v JDQ: R v JE (2009)

PUBLISHED February 25, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 478

Where four defendants had been tried together for their respective contributions to a fraud carried out on a bank, the subsequent conviction of one of the defendants was unsafe because her role had been quite different from that of the other defendants and the essential simplicity of her case had become overtaken by complicated detail and had not been clearly communicated to the jury members in the judge's summing up. She had, however, served her sentence and a retrial was not in the public interest.

CA (Crim Div) (Hughes LJ (V-P) , King J, Judge Barker QC (Common Serjeant of London))