Practice and Procedure

R v SCOTT SMITH (2012)

PUBLISHED March 16, 2012

[2012] EWCA Crim 702

A conviction on a count of attempted murder was safe as the wording of the judge's answer to the jury's request for further guidance on the standard of proof did not amount to a misdirection, and throughout the summing up as whole the jury was repeatedly told it must be sure of the appellant's guilt before it could convict.

CA (Crim Div) (Gross LJ, Blake J, Judge Rook QC)