Practice and Procedure

R v JOHN K (2007)

PUBLISHED June 13, 2007

[2007] EWCA Crim 1339

Although a judge had correctly ruled that a trial could proceed in the absence of a defendant, the conviction was unsafe as the judge had made a ruling curtailing the defendant's right through counsel to challenge the evidence against him and he was therefore denied a right to a fair trial.

CA (Crim Div) (Thomas LJ, Keith J, Lloyd Jones J)