R v Orr

Criminal evidence – Trial. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, allowed the appeal of the defendant solicitor who had been convicted of money laundering where the judge, having determined, just before the defendant was due to be cross-examined, that he was no longer able to fully participate in his trial, had failed to follow the procedure in s 4A(1) of the Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1964. The jury should not have been allowed to return a verdict, other than a verdict of acquittal if they had not been satisfied on the evidence already given in the trial that the defendant had done the act charged against him.

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