Welcome to the August edition of our monthly Criminal Appeals Bulletin and the launch of our new Caribbean case summary section.
The Bulletin aims to highlight recent changes in case law and procedure and to provide practical guidance to those advising on appellate matters. Our monthly case summaries illustrate when an appellate court is likely to interfere with conviction or sentence, as well as looking at the courts’ approach to procedural matters.
In this edition, Joel Bennathan QC analyses the CACD’s approach to manslaughter sentence appeals in the aftermath of Jogee. I look at recent decisions from the CACD dealing with the potential impact of judicial interventions at trial, substitution of hospital orders, specific mitigating and aggravating features in sentencing, as well as a decision from the Caribbean Court of Justice that considers the admissibility of confessions obtained in violation of statutory safeguards.
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