Regina v JFJ – WLR Daily

Posted April 26th, 2013 in appeals, assault, double jeopardy, law reports by tracey

Regina v JFJ: [2013] EWCA Crim 569;   [2013] WLR (D)  149

“A plea of autrefois acquit or convict was to be narrowly confined to cases where the offences were the same in fact or law. In any case where the narrow application of that principle would result in unfairness or injustice to a defendant, amounting to oppression, the remedy lay in the power of the court to stay the proceedings.”

WLR Daily, 24th April 2013