Regina v Kempster: CACD 11 Dec 2003

Mantell LJ said that: ‘The judge has a discretion whether or not to grant an adjournment so as to permit fresh counsel to be instructed. The discretion has to be exercised with regard to the interests of justice in the particular case. The interests of the defendant, but also those of the prosecution, the witnesses and the public have to be taken into account. We have had regard to these principles, and to the provisions of Article 6.’

Mr Justice Jackson Lord Justice Mantell The Recorder Of Manchester
[2003] EWCA Crim 3555
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedCadamartriea, Regina v CACD 18-Oct-2019
Appeal from conviction of murder – whether a fair trial after a withdrawal by his counsel at the conclusion of his evidence. Counsel had said they were professionally embarrassed by new instructions.
Held: The appeal succeeded. The judge had . .

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