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Directing the jury in media disclosure cases (R v France)

Directing the jury in media disclosure cases (R v France)
Published on: 08 November 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Directing the jury in media disclosure cases (R v France)
  • Original news
  • What was the background to the case?
  • What was the main issue before the Court of Appeal?
  • What did the court decide and why?
  • Does the decision clarify the law in this area?
  • What should practitioners take away from the judgment?

Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: Following the Court of Appeal's decision to quash the conviction of a journalist for encouraging a public official’s misconduct in public office, Jamas Hodival, barrister of 2 Bedford Row, analyses its decision in R v France and considers the importance of adequate jury directions in cases involving disclosure of information to the media. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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