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Case B18/2015

Smith v. The Queen

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

7/11/2014 Supreme Court of Queensland (Court of Appeal) (Holmes JA, Phillippides and Dalton JJ )

[2014] QCA 277


Jury – Verdicts and findings – Majority verdict – s 59A Jury Act 1995 (Q) - Where the appellant was convicted of one count of rape on a majority verdict – Where the jury had disclosed its voting pattern to the judge before the judge exercised the discretionary power pursuant to s 59A – Where the judge did not disclose the voting pattern to counsel – Whether a trial judge can elect not to disclose a jury communication which discloses the numerical state of its deliberations and still exercise further discretions concerning the jury in the trial.

Short Particulars


17/04/2015 Hearing (SLA, Canberra)

30/04/2015 Notice of appeal

15/05/2015 Written submissions (Appellant)

15/05/2015 Chronology (Appellant)

29/05/2015 Written submissions (Respondent)

05/06/2015 Reply

12/06/2015 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

05/08/2015 Judgment (Judgment summary)