Criminal law: use of hearsay evidence; professional conduct – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 12th, 2010 in bad character, hearsay evidence, news, professional conduct by sally

“The Supreme Court in R v Horncastle [2009] UKSC14 has upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal that, in appropriate circumstances, the Crown may rely wholly or mainly on hearsay evidence to establish its case. The Court of Appeal had, however, emphasised the need to check the reliability of the hearsay evidence in such situations.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 11th February 2010