||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 372 (Nov)
|| EWCA Crim 2547
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Longmore LJ, Poole J and Judge Findlay Baker QC
||Christopher Quinlan (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Paul Lewis QC (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||5 November 2002
Criminal evidence and procedure - Trial - Summing up - Direction to jury - Meaning of wilful negligence - Safety of conviction.
Where a judge had failed to give the jury an adequate direction as to the meaning of 'wilful' neglect of a patient, the defendant's conviction had been unsafe and would be quashed.
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