||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 44 (May)
|| EWCA Crim 1089
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Laws LJ, Dame Heather Steel and Judge Stephens QC
||Edward Rees QC and Rebecca Trowler (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Anthony Barker QC and Stephen Lowne (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||4 May 2005
Criminal evidence and procedure - Abuse of process - Interception and recording of privileged conversations between suspects and legal advisors - No necessity for prejudice to defendant for prosecution to be stayed.
The deliberate interference with a detained suspect's right to the confidence of privileged communications with his solicitor seriously undermined the rule of law and justified a stay on grounds of abuse, notwithstanding the absence of prejudice consisting in evidence gathered by the Crown as the fruit of police officer's unlawful conduct.
- An Official transcript is the final version of the judgment prepared by shorthand writers. LexisLibrary contains all judgments from the High Court and aboveView Judgment
- The All England Law Reports comprises judgments with headnotes and catchwords indicating the area of law and key issues of the case prepared by legally qualified editorsFind AllER Reports
- Cases related to this particular case that are related to, or discuss this caseView related cases
- Commentary discussing this particular case from LexisLibrary's comprehensive range of titles including Butterworths, Halsbury's and TolleyView related commentary