A test of “Realistic”

In January 2011 a jury acquitted a defendant represented via Backlash in a case that tested what Parliament meant by “realistic”.

This group of pages set out the Judge’s guidance to that jury, especially the Route to Verdicts, plus some of the expert witness evidence heard by the jury.

The Judge

Professor Feona Attwood

Dr Clarissa Smith

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