Supreme Court and Privy Council to hear murder appeals on joint enterprise

07 October 2015

Howard Stevens QC and Rowan Pennington-Benton are due to appear for the State in Ruddock v The Queen (Jamaica) JCPC 2015/0020, which is to be heard together with a UK Supreme Court appeal, R v Jogee UKSC 2015/0015. The appellants in both cases seek to challenge the law on joint enterprise in murder cases, and we believe it to be the first time that a Supreme Court appeal and a Privy Council appeal have been heard together.