Regina v Townsend: 1982

Where a judge in a criminal trial received a note from the jury as to voting intentions, it would have both been possible and appropriate for the judge to tell counsel that he had a note showing unanimity on some counts and a division of opinion on others and inviting submissions as to the course to be followed in relation to the taking of verdicts and the giving of a majority direction.


[1982] 74 Crim App R 218


England and Wales

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CitedRegina v Tantram; Regina v Bibby etc CACD 24-May-2001
The defendants appealed against their convictions for conspiracy in have combined to put into the human food chain poultry meat which had been condemned as unfit. The jury after retiremen had indicated that they had reached agreement on some . .
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Criminal Practice

Updated: 08 May 2022; Ref: scu.534460