Regina v Puddick: 1865

Crompton J directed the jury as to the duty of the prosecutor in a criminal trial: ‘I hope that in the exercise of the privilege granted by the new Act to counsel for the prosecution of summing up the evidence, they will not cease to remember that counsel for the prosecution in such cases are to regard themselves as ministers of justice, and not to struggle for a conviction, as in a case at Nisi Prius – nor be betrayed by feelings of professional rivalry – to regard the question at issue as one of professional superiority, and a contest for skill and pre-eminence.’


Crompton J


(1865) 4 FandF 497

Cited by:

ApprovedRex v Banks 1916
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CitedNunn v Suffolk Constabulary and Another Admn 4-May-2012
The claimant had been convicted of murder and his appeal had failed. He now sought disclosure of the forensic material held by the police to his own legal team.
Held: Permission to apply for review was granted, but the claim failed. ‘It is . .
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Criminal Practice

Updated: 06 May 2022; Ref: scu.456508