Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [1998] All ER (D) 696
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Butler-Sloss, Potter LJJ and Sir Patrick Russell

Representation Ian McLaren QC and Douglas Herbert (instructed by E Edwards Son & Noice, Ilford) for the defendant.
  Elizabeth Gumbel (instructed by David Saunders, Ashford) for the plaintiff.
Judgment Dates: 8 December 1998


Evidence - Conviction - Admission as evidence in civil proceedings - Plaintiff relying on defendant's conviction of driving without due care and attention as evidence of negligence - Defendant obtaining evidence that accident was not his responsibility - Whether defendant's attempt to prove conviction erroneous was an abuse of process - .

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