Practice and Procedure

R v VYE : R v WISE : R v STEPHENSON (1993)

PUBLISHED February 18, 1993

The court gave clear guidance as to the relevant principles to be applied and the approach that a trial judge should take when directing a jury as to the relevance of a defendant's good character. This case is the basis for the term "Vye direction".

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Taylor LCJ, Judge J, Hidden J)