Practice and Procedure

R v KIM TOLLADY (2010)

PUBLISHED October 29, 2010

[2010] EWCA Crim 2614

A conviction for affray had not, in the circumstances, been rendered unsafe by a summing up which directed the jury that they could rely on a prior conviction of the defendant when assessing her credibility. Although the conviction was not sufficiently relevant to credibility for it to be used in that way, it had been adduced by the defendant and was likely to have influenced the jury in any event.

CA (Crim Div) (Elias LJ, Maddison J, Judge Morris QC)