Bermuda Court of Appeal upholds acquittal of Bermuda criminal defence counsel: Not Guilty of Conspiracy to Defeat Justice, Fabricating Evidence, or Perjury …

… but the Bermuda Court of Appeal also reminds Bermuda criminal defence counsel to take care when interviewing prosecution witnesses …

https://www.gov.bm/sites/default/files/CA-R-v-Worrell-Baker-17-June.pdf

In his recent judgment in the case of R v Kamal Worrell [2016] CA Bda 15 Crim, the President of the Court of Appeal for Bermuda, Sir Scott Baker, reminded all Bermuda criminal defence counsel that “training or coaching witnesses in criminal proceedings is not permitted“, and he noted that what occurred on the facts of this case “seems perilously close to having breached this principle, if not having crossed the boundary“.

For an exclusive interview with Bermuda lawyer Kamal Worrell, after the Court of Appeal’s judgment was handed down, see http://bermudareal.com/exclusive-kamal-worrell-on-court-of-appeal-victory/

 

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