Case B19/2023

Huxley v. The Queen

Case No.

Case no B19/2023

Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

23 April 2021 Supreme Court of Queensland (Court of Appeal) (Fraser, Morrison and Mullins JJA)

[2021] QCA 78


Criminal practice – Jury direction – Witness evidence – Joint trial – Where appellant convicted by jury for murder after being charged on joint indictment which charged three others – Where direction given to jury in relation to witness' evidence  - Where witness' evidence central to co-accused's case and relevant to appellant's – Where direction made that jury should only act upon witness' evidence if satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that evidence truthful, reliable and accurate – Whether jury direction, that witness' evidence in joint trial can only be used by jury if satisfied evidence of witness truthful, reliable and accurate beyond reasonable doubt, constituted miscarriage of justice.


17/03/2023 Hearing (SLA, Canberra by video-connection)

29/03/2023 Notice of appeal

12/05/2023 Written submissions (Appellant)

12/05/2023 Chronology (Appellant)

09/06/2023 Written submissions (Respondent)

30/06/2023 Reply

07/09/2023 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

07/09/2023 Outline of oral argument (Appellant)

07/09/2023 Outline of oral argument (Respondent)

06/12/2023 Judgment (Judgment summary)