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Thursday, 15 July 2010

JCV updates

The Judicial College has updated its Charge Book.



Changes bring the manual further into line with the provisions of the Evidence Act 2008. They include:



New Chapters



4.15.1 - Silence in Response to People in Authority – Bench Notes and a Charge



4.15.2 - Silence in Response to Equal Parties – Bench Notes and a Charge



Revisions



4.1 - The Accused as a Witness - UEA revisions



4.11.1 - Prosecution Failure to Call or Question Witnesses – UEA revisions (* draft material subject to further revision*)



4.11.2 - Defence Failure to Call Witnesses – UEA revisions (* draft material subject to further revision*)



4.11.3 - Failure to Challenge Evidence (Browne v Dunn) – UEA revisions



4.14.1 - Previous Representations – Further revisions to Bench Notes

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