harmless error


  • Jurisprudence
  • Dispute Resolution

Definitions of harmless error

  • an error committed during a trial that is not serious enough to affect the outcome of the trial, does not affect a party’s substantive rights (=important rights) and is not grounds for a reversal of the court’s ruling

    Mr Osborn argued that depriving the appellant of his chosen counsel was harmless error.

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