Lewis, Regina v: CACD 8 May 2019

The judge had given the jury instructions (‘steps to verdict’) over and above the mandatory legal instructions. The defendant now appealed, saying that the jury should have been told to follow these additional instructions.
Held: While such documents were common, they were advisory and not binding on the jury.


Coulson LJ, Spencer J, Judge Tayton QC


[2019] EWCA Crim 710, [2019] WLR(D) 268


Bailii, WLRD


England and Wales

Criminal Practice

Updated: 04 July 2022; Ref: scu.637826