Regina v Cairns: CACD 8 Mar 2000

It might still be proper for the Court of Appeal to admit evidence on an appeal which had not been made available on the trial, even though there appeared no sufficient reason why it had not been presented. Where the evidence was expert evidence which would have been admissible, was capable of belief, and might have based grounds for an appeal, and if the interests of justice and expediency so required, it could be admitted by the appellate court.


Times 08-Mar-2000, [2000] EWCA Crim 21



Criminal Evidence, Criminal Practice

Updated: 19 May 2022; Ref: scu.85163