R v Dean Thomas

Author / Contributor: Kris Gledhill
R v Dean Thomas
Issue: Whether a conviction was unsafe in light of the refusal to allow an intermediary except for if the defendant gave evidence, to not direct the appointment of an intermediary when the legal aid authorities declined funding, and to not agree with an expert view that the defendant was not fit to stand trial in the absence of an intermediary.
Court: Court of Appeal
Reference:   2019/962/C4
Neutral Citation:   [2020] EWCA Crim 117
Judge(s): Fulford LJ VP, Cheema-Grubb and Foster JJ
Date: 29 January 2020