Posted on: 31 July 2015
Suspects in complex investigations may be left on police bail for months or years before any decision on whether to charge is reached. The government has proposed changes but Steve Sharp of Bivonas Law questions how much difference they will make.
Under the Criminal Justice Act 2003, the prosecution can introduce as part of its case against the defendant ‘bad character’ evidence... but is a defendant able to rely on his ‘good character’ in support of his case? The answer is ‘yes’.
On 25 June 2015 Lord Hughes delivered the Judgment in Misick and others dismissing the appeal that challenged both the security of tenure of the trial judge and the decision for a judge only trial in the Turks and Caicos Islands.