ADMISSIBILITY AND FAIRNESS OF BAD CHARACTER EVIDENCE

A judge had not erred in his handling of expert witness evidence where the witness had very considerable experience and there was nothing to suggest that there might be material that would undermine his status and reliability as an expert. The judge had carefully directed the jury in relation to the admission of bad character evidence, striking a fair balance and safeguarding the defendant’s position without inviting unnecessary speculation.

[2013] EWCA Crim 128