Beattie v Scott: 1990

The court emphasised that, when a case comes to trial, ‘the interests of the accused person demand that the Crown should prove its case against him without any assistance whatever on his part’.


Lord Justice General Hope


1990 SCCR 296

Cited by:

CitedHolland v Her Majesty’s Advocate (Devolution) PC 11-May-2005
The defendant appealed his convictions for robbery. He had been subject to a dock identification, and he complained that the prosecution had failed in its duties of disclosure.
Held: The combination of several failings meant that the defendant . .
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Scotland, Criminal Practice

Updated: 13 May 2022; Ref: scu.225523