R v O’BRIEN (2016)

At the appellant's trial for a joint enterprise robbery the judge had been entitled to admit evidence of a co-accused's guilty plea. Although there was CCTV footage which showed that only the appellant could have been involved with the co-accused, the plea had not removed the appellant's defence and, in any event, the jury would … Continue reading R v O’BRIEN (2016)

R v NIX (2016)

In a trial involving sexual offences committed by a father against his two daughters, a judge had been entitled to allow into evidence the father's previous conviction for sexual assault against his step-daughter. The father's convictions were not rendered unsafe by the judge's summing up, despite its defects. The appellant appealed against his conviction for … Continue reading R v NIX (2016)


CRIMINAL EVIDENCE - SENTENCING - CRIMINAL PROCEDUREADMISSIBILITY : BAD CHARACTER : FIREARMS OFFENCES : GANGS : JURY DIRECTIONS : POSSESSION OF FIREARMS WITH INTENT : SENTENCE LENGTH : YOUNG OFFENDERS : CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 2003 s.98, s.101(1)(d) A recorder had properly directed the jury that gang-related evidence, admitted under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.98, … Continue reading R v GARFIELD RICARDO STEWART (2016)