Trinity Q.C. in Landmark Joint Enterprise Ruling of R v Jogee
Instructed by Just For Kids Law, a charity providing legal representation and support for young people, Trinity Chambers’ Francis FitzGibbon Q.C. was part of the legal team involved in the landmark case of R v Jogee  UKSC 8.
The Supreme Court judgement corrects a 30-year-old error in the law of criminal joint enterprise by holding that simply having foresight of an accomplice’s intention was not sufficient to establish the guilt of a secondary party to an offence.
Lord Neuberger said in giving the judgement that it was wrong to treat "foresight" as a sufficient test to convict someone of murder. Referring to the case of Chan Wing Siu, he said "The court is satisfied after a much fuller review of the law than in the earlier cases that the courts took a wrong turn in 1984. And it is the responsibility of this court to put the law right".