In this issue
Welcome
Are Internet Giants Beyond The Reach Of The Law?
Hong Kong Case Summaries
Northern Ireland Case Summaries
Appeals against conviction - England and Wales
Appeals against sentence - England and Wales
Welcome
 
Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor

The Bulletin aims to highlight recent changes in case law and procedure in England and Wales, Northern Ireland, the Caribbean and Hong Kong 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 provides an in depth commentary on a current appeal topic.

In this edition James Wood QC puts out a personal plea to the Court of Appeal to take on digital media organization and “fake news” outlets. I look at recent CACD decisions dealing the improper use of ABE transcripts, directions on an absent witness’s evidence, substitution of hospital orders for imprisonment, the impact of changes in the law since sentence, and the meaning of “unduly lenient” in AG references.Tim Moloney QC  considers at the NICA’s approach to post Jogee appeal following a guilty plea, and minimum terms for murder.  Richard Thomas looks at Hong Kong cases involving the mens rea for bribery, aggravating factors in sentencing and the extent of a costs application. It is hoped that the Caribbean section will return in the next issue.

 

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We hope that the bulletin is of interest to you. 

 

Paul Taylor

Head of the DSC Criminal Appeals Unit