This month's edition features the case of DPP v J O’C which was a notable Court of Appeal case. Laura Byrne BL writes that the appellant appealed his conviction for two counts of sexual assault on the basis that the trial judge erred in failing to sever the indictment between the two complainants, that the trial judge erred in failing to direct a not guilty verdict in relation to all of the counts concerning the second complainant, and that the jury verdict was perverse. The final ground concerned the fact the jury found the appellant not guilty in relation to two of the four counts before it in relation to the first complainant.
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