Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 221 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2002] UKHL 44
Court: House of Lords

Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Lord Hoffmann, Lord Hutton, Lord Hobhouse of Woodborough, Lord Millett

Representation Ben Emmerson QC, James Crawford and Murray Hunt (instructed by Stephenson Harwood) for Lyons and (instructed by D J Freeman) for Saunders.
  Ben Emmerson QC, James Crawford, Murray Hunt and Julian Knowles (instructed by Peters & Peters) for Parnes.
  Ben Emmerson QC, James Crawford, Murray Hunt and Alexander Cameron (instructed by Mishcon de Reya) for Ronson.
  Lord Goldsmith QC, James Eadie and Daniel Bethleham (instructed by the Serious Fraud Office) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 14 November 2002


Criminal law - Appeal - Finding by European Court of Human Rights subsequent to conviction that trial rendered unfair by admission of certain evidence - Safety of conviction.

The Case

Convictions of the defendants in 1990 were not rendered unsafe by reason of the fact that the European Court of Human Rights had subsequently held that the admission of certain evidence at their trial violated art6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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