Case date 2021-03-12
Case type Criminal Trial
Practice area Litigation
The murder trial of Khyri Smith-Williams dealt with allowing the re-opening of Criminal Appeals as against the finality in criminal proceedings, Court of Appeal procedure and special leave to appeal. Jury Challenges. Admission of new evidence and the criteria to be applied.

Case outcome

Here our client secured a re-trial following a fresh review of the circumstances in which his fresh evidence came to light. This case also set a precedent for the ability of the Court of Appeal to re-open appeals previously heard with leave of the Court.
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