Legal Aspects > Fitness to Plead - England & Wales

Fitness to Plead - England & Wales

Based on R v Pritchard.


The accused will be unfit to plead if he is unable either:


  1. To comprehend the course of proceedings on the trial, so as to make a proper defense.

  2. To know that he might challenge any jurors to whom he may object.

  3. To comprehend the evidence.

  4. To give proper instructions to his legal representatives.​

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Last updated March 2020

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