In this issue
Indictment Errors – Substance over Form
Appeals against conviction
Appeals against sentence
Northern Ireland Appeal Case summary July 2017
Expert Witnesses in Homicide Cases - Seminar video
Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor

Welcome to the July edition of our Criminal Appeals Bulletin.


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 Emma Goodall analyses the CACD’s approach to indictment errors as a potential ground of appeal. I look at recent decisions including those dealing with jury irregularities, post-Jogee appeals, inappropriate judicial behaviour during a trial, the impact of a sentence on the children of the offender, and dangerousness in extended sentences. Tim Moloney QC sets out a detailed summary of the recent NICA decision on the incompatibility of the NI abortion laws and the ECHR.

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Paul Taylor

Head of the DSC Criminal Appeals Unit