LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – While David Bain and indeed New Zealand waits for the Solicitor General, Dr David Collins QC to make his decision on the merits of a retrial for David Bain, the questions raised by the decision as to the manner in which such investigations and trials are prosecuted has been re-opened, in the wake of continued claims of injustice involving high profile murder suspects in New Zealand.
The Privy Council decision is available online at LawFuel.com.
The closing comments from the Privy Council Bain decision:
“In closing, the Board wishes to emphasise, as it hopes is clear, that its decision imports no view whatever on the proper outcome of a retrial. Where issues have not been fully and fairly considered by a trial jury, determination of guilt is not the task of appellate courts. The Board has concluded that, in the very unusual circumstances of this case, a substantial