R v L (R)

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
JudgeLord Phillips of Worth Matravers CJ:
Judgment Date07 May 2008
Neutral Citation[2008] EWCA Crim 973
CourtCourt of Appeal (Criminal Division)
Docket NumberCase No: 200706330 B3
Date07 May 2008

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5 cases
  • R v A (B)
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • July 11, 2012
    ...giving section 80(2A) and (3) of the 1980 Act a broad and purposive approach. The policy behind this section was considered by this court in R v L [2008] 2 Cr App R 243 at paragraphs 27 to 29. The traditional common law rule had been to consider the issue in terms of the wife giving evidenc......
  • Clarke Investments (Applicant/Claimant) v Pacific Technologies Ltd (Respondent/Defendant)
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • October 18, 2012
  • R v Michael Peter Horsnell
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • February 2, 2012
    ...was precisely the point addressed as a matter of the law of England and Wales by a constitution of this court in the case of L [2008] EWCA Crim 973; [2008] 2 CAR 243, a case which the trial judge had considered at length. That was a case involving the alleged sexual abuse of the daughter of......
  • Eric Elvis Davis v R
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • May 28, 2010
    ...evidence, which cannot be given orally for reasons other than those provided for by section 116, may be admitted. 18 For example, in L (2008) EWCA Crim 973, (2008) 2 Cr App R18, the court over which Lord Phillips CJ, as he then was, presided, considered an appeal against conviction for rape......
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4 books & journal articles
  • The Safety-Valve: Discretion to Admit Hearsay Evidence in Criminal Proceedings
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage Journal of Criminal Law, The No. 76-4, August 2012
    • August 1, 2012
    ...relevant90 third-81 See R v Z[2009] EWCA Crim 20 at [20] and R v ED [2010] EWCA Crim 1213 at[17].82 [2010] EWCA Crim 1213 at [21].83 [2008] EWCA Crim 973, [2008] 2 Cr App R 18. A similar example is provided byR v Horsnell [2012] EWCA Crim 227.84 [2007] EWCA Crim 1237, [2007] 1 WLR 2467.85 [......
  • The Admissibility of Polygraph Evidence in English Criminal Proceedings
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage Journal of Criminal Law, The No. 76-3, June 2012
    • June 1, 2012
    ...the evidence was reliedupon to demonstrate the consistency/credibility of the subject. In the52 Though it is worth noting that, in R vL[2008] EWCA Crim 973, [2008] 2 Cr App R18, the Court of Appeal ruled that where the accused’s spouse elects not to testifyagainst the accused, the spouse’s ......
  • Recent Judicial Decisions
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles No. 85-2, June 2012
    • June 1, 2012
    ...the discretion to admit the spouse’s witnessstatement under s. 114 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (as wasdone in the case of R v RL [2009] 1 WLR 626).Notes1. Hoskyns v Metropolitan Police Commissioner [1979] AC 474 perLord Wilberforce.2. Thomas P. at para [18].3. And see also Professor Di......
  • Interpretation of s. 80 of PACE 1984: When is a Spouse Compellable?
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage Journal of Criminal Law, The No. 77-1, February 2013
    • February 1, 2013
    ...suggested that the spouse’s statement might beadmissible under an exception to the hearsay rule. The Court of Appealrecognised in R vL[2008] 2 Cr App R 18 that the court may admit aspouse or civil partner’s hearsay evidence under s. 114(1)(d) of theCriminal Justice Act 2003 if it is in the ......

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