Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 382 (Jul)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Dyson LJ, Henriques J and Sir Ian Kennedy

Representation Stephen Batten QC (instructed by Peters & Peters) for the defendant.
  Douglas Day QC and Hodge Malik QC (instructed by Serious Fraud Office) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 25 July 2002


Criminal law - Trial - Adverse comment - Silence of accused - Judge giving jury global direction on defendant's failure to give evidence - Whether judge having erred in failing to give that direction in relation to each specific issue raised by prosecution - Whether conviction consequently unsafe.

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