Welcome to the November edition of our monthly Criminal Appeals Bulletin.
The Bulletin aims to highlight recent changes in case law and procedure in England and Wales, Northern Ireland, the Caribbean and Hong Kong (with an occasional series on appeal cases from Scotland) 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.
The featured article focuses on a current appeal topic. In this edition,Patrick O’Connor QCcomments on the impact of the dire state of the criminal justice system on attempts to correct miscarriages of justice.
Liam Walker looks at the latest CACD case on health and safety breaches in the first in a new series of comments on Regulatory Crime Appeals.
CCJ appeal addressing the test for special leave, delay and constitutional redress.
Joel Bennathan QCasks what constitutes too much delay in applications for restraint orders in the latest in the series on Financial Crime Appeals.
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Sarah Vine looks at a recent CACD case on bad character involving previous acquittals. Farrhat Arshad looks at cases concerning an application to vacate, the meaning of 'take' in a child abduction case, and the use of intermediaries for defendants.