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R V RAYMOND DODDS (2002)

PUBLISHED May 31, 2002
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[2002] EWCA Crim 1328

The court set out minimum requirements for a fair summary hearing where a juror was charged with being in contempt of court: (i) the juror had to understand what he was said to have done wrong; (ii) the court had to be satisfied that the juror when (by act or omission) he did wrong, had the means of knowing it was wrong; (iii) the juror had to understand what defences, if any, might be available to him; (iv) the juror had to have a reasonable opportunity to make any relevant representation he wished; and (v) if necessary the juror had to have an opportunity to consider what representations he wished to make once he had understood the issues involved.

CA (Crim Div) (Potter LJ, Rafferty J, Hedley J)

31/05/2002

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