Practice and Procedure

R V T (1998)

PUBLISHED July 24, 1998

At the appellant's first trial there was no basis for a conviction on a specimen count. Accordingly, the appellant was entitled to a good character direction at his second trial and the failure to agree a formula with regard to character evidence constituted a material irregularity.

CA (Crim Div) (Evans LJ, Sedley J, Hooper J)