Practice and Procedure

R v SAM HALLAM (2007)

PUBLISHED March 22, 2007

[2007] EWCA Crim 966

A slip by a judge during his summing up in a murder trial had not been sufficient to affect the safety of the guilty verdict. The judge had also provided clear directions to the jury regarding inconsistent statements by a prosecution witness, had provided an appropriate Turnbull direction and had been correct to conclude that there was sufficient evidence to go before a properly directed jury.

CA (Crim Div) (Latham LJ (VP CA Crim), Treacy J, Royce J)