R v Rochford – WLR Daily

Posted August 3rd, 2010 in law reports by sally

R v Rochford; [2010] WLR (D) 220

“A failure by a defendant to comply with the requirements of ss 5(5) and 6A of the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 to provide a defence statement containing the general nature of his defence, did not constitute a contempt of court and was only punishable with sanctions specified in s 11 of the 1996 Act, of a court or other party being permitted to make comment on that failure, or the court or jury being permitted to drawing inferences as to guilt. A defendant was not required by s 6A of the 1996 Act to disclose confidential discussions with his lawyer or to incriminate himself.”

WLR Daily, 2nd  August 2010

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