Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 372 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 2547
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Longmore LJ, Poole J and Judge Findlay Baker QC

Representation Christopher Quinlan (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Paul Lewis QC (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 5 November 2002


Criminal evidence and procedure - Trial - Summing up - Direction to jury - Meaning of wilful negligence - Safety of conviction.

The Case

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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