Archive for July 10th, 2008

On the 18th June the House of Lords handed down their opinions
R v Davies (Appellant) (On appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))

I quote from the speech of Lord Bingham, the senior law lord at paragraph 5 : It is a long-established principle of the English common law that, subject to certain exceptions and statutory qualifications, the defendant in a criminal trial should be confronted by his accusers in order that he may cross-examine them and challenge their evidence.”

Today I am talking to Andrew Keogh, a barrister, published author and author of the White Rabbit blog about the case and the proposed anonymity legislation


Listen to Podcast 67:  R v Davis – Witness Anonymity with Andrew Keogh


R v Davis [2008]

Jack Straw’s statement

The Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Bill was introduced in the House of Commons on 3 July 2008.


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