*R v Pershad

Criminal law – Appeal. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division refused a defendant barrister's application for leave to appeal against his conviction of cheating the public revenue in circumstances where the defendant challenged the prosecution's late submission of documentary evidence at trial and contended that the judge's summing up was unbalanced, unfair and defective. Although there was no criticism in the submission of the documentary evidence, there was criticism in the manner of the judge's summing up. Nevertheless, the summing up was not significantly inaccurate and was not in any way unfair as to render the conviction unsafe.

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