Practice and Procedure

R v PAUL LOWE (2007)

PUBLISHED March 12, 2007

[2007] EWCA Crim 833

Despite justified criticism of elements of a trial judge's summing up relating to the application of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 s.34, the criticisms did not undermine the safety of or to vitiate a conviction for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs where the evidence against the defendant had been overwhelming and the judge's directions to the jury, taken overall, had been clear.

CA (Crim Div) (Latham LJ (VP CA Crim), Butterfield J, King J)