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Long and Short Sentences: Media reporting in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
R v Demario Williams
Appeals against Sentence; England and Wales
Appeals against Conviction; England and Wales
Carribbean Case Summary
Northern Ireland Case Summary
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Paul Mason
Paul Mason
Long and Short Sentences: Media reporting in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Paul Mason looks at media reporting in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division).

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James Wood QC
James Wood QC
R v Demario Williams
[2020] EWCA Crim 193

James Wood QC discusses the role of deterrence in the fixing of minimum terms in mandatory life sentences for murder in the case of juveniles and adults, and considers the discrete defence of using reasonable force in protection of property in the context of the recent appeal case of Williams.

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Farrhat Arshad
Farrhat Arshad
Appeals against Sentence; England and Wales

Farrhat Arshad looks at a CACD sentence appeal considering the meaning of “particularly vulnerable” in the Sexual offences Guidelines.

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Appeals against Conviction; England and Wales

Paul Taylor QC and Farrhat Arshad look at CACD conviction appeals arising from a witness who refuses to continue mid way through cross-examination; fresh evidence and diminished responsibility; non-defendant’s bad character; hearsay evidence.

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Carribbean Case Summary

Paul Taylor QC looks at a CCJ appeal based on identification evidence.

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Northern Ireland Case Summary

Paul Taylor QC looks at NICA DPP’s Reference on firearms and drugs offences.

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