Appeal allowed as Court decries “a lamentable failure of the prosecutor’s obligations”.

On 4th July in R v Conrad Jones [2014] EWCA Crim 1337, Lord Justice Pitchford gave judgment stating the court, “disagreed profoundly” with the prosecution submissions, “failed to understand” how the prosecution could rely on a certain document, and described one of prosecution counsel’s observations to the trial judge as one which “should have been but, to our knowledge, was never withdrawn”. Mr Jones was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment and served 6. The Court refused to order a retrial. Joel Bennathan QC acted for Conrad Jones.

 

Joel Bennathan was instructed in this matter by Maslen Merchant of Hagdkiss, Hughes and Beale.

 

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