Practice and Procedure

R v WILLIAMS (2005)

PUBLISHED March 3, 2005

Where there was no evidence to support a suggestion that a defendant had acted by way of a pre-emptive strike there was no requirement for a direction in that regard. In circumstances where a tribunal must have known that if a defendant had acted instinctively he could not have been found guilty there was no requirement for a specific direction to be given as to the reasonableness of force where there was no other option.