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Case M112/2019

Pell v. The Queen

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

21/08/2019 Supreme Court of Victoria (Court of Appeal) (Ferguson CJ, Maxwell P & Weinberg JA)

[2019] VSCA 186


Criminal law – Unreasonable verdicts – Where applicant convicted of sexual offences against two child complainants – Where Crown case relied on evidence of one complainant and the other complainant deceased - Whether Court of Appeal majority erred by finding that their belief in complainant required applicant to establish that offending was impossible to raise and leave reasonable doubt – Whether majority erred in concluding that verdicts not unreasonable as, in light of findings made by them, there remained reasonable doubt as to existence of any opportunity for offending to have occurred.


17/09/2019 Application for special leave to appeal

13/11/2019 Determination (SLA, Canberra)

08/01/2020 Written submissions (Applicant)

05/02/2020 Written submissions (Respondent)

26/02/2020 Reply

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