Practice and Procedure

R v LL (2011)

PUBLISHED January 17, 2011

[2011] EWCA Crim 65

A defendant's conviction was unsafe where he had been convicted by a jury which included a long-standing employee of the Crown Prosecution Service. The additional presence on the same jury of a serving police officer and a retired police officer who were not connected to the case was of no concern since questions of disqualification or excusal had to be directed to individual potential jurors rather than to the jury as a whole, save, potentially, in very exceptional circumstances.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Judge LCJ, Eady J, Simon J)