R v Joseph Biddle

Author / Contributor: Kris Gledhill
R v Joseph Biddle
Issue: Whether (i) replacing a pre-trial direction that the defendant have an intermediary for the entire trial with direction that one attend only for when the defendant gave evidence and (ii) giving an adverse inference direction when the defendant decided to not give evidence made a conviction unsafe.
Court: Court of Appeal
Reference:   2018/01454/C5
Neutral Citation:   [2019] EWCA Crim 86
Judge(s): Hallett LJ, VP; Carr and Julian Knowles JJ
Date: 22 January 2019