Jones and Another, Regina v: CACD 30 Sep 2019

The court considered the status of evidence given by a counsellor as to her consultations with the victim, and as to whether it counted as expert or opinion evidence.
Held: A counsellor’s evidence should in general be limited to the facts of the consultation as to the dates given for alleged offences. In giving that evidence, the counsellor should use objective language and avoid making subjective comment or statements of personal opinion.


Coulson LJ, Cheema-Grubb J, Judge Michael Chambers QC


[2019] EWCA Crim 1570, [2019] WLR(D) 666, [2020] 4 WLR 26, [2020] 1 Cr App R 7


Bailii, WLRD


England and Wales


CitedC v Regina CACD 6-Jul-2012
The issue in this appeal relates to the admission of evidence of witnesses, identified in her directions by the judge as expert witnesses, who gave evidence as to the impression they had formed as to the truth of complaints made to them by an . .
CitedRegina v Venn CACD 1-Feb-2003
The defendant appealed convictions for sexual assault against four young girls.
Held: The admissibility of ‘similar fact’ evidence depends upon the degree of its relevance. If only suggests propensity it is inadmissible. If it goes further and . .
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