R v Andrewes (Jon) [2020] Lloyd’s Rep FC 557

The CACD conducted a comprehensive review of the authorities both before and after R v Waya (Terry) [2013] 1 AC 294 and gave practical guidance on how a judge dealing with confiscation proceedings should approach the whole question of proportionality.

ADDED Friday 12th November 2021

National Crime Agency v Hussain (Mansoor Mahmood) [2020] 1 WLR 2145

The Respondent was said to have laundered criminal monies through companies purchasing residential and commercial properties. The NCA applied for an Unexplained Wealth Order and the court reviewed the regime and whether the hearing should be in private.

ADDED Thursday 11th November 2021

R (Bamber) v Crown Prosecution Service [2020] EWHC 1391 (Admin)

One of the most notorious murder cases of recent times prompted the court to consider the scope of the prosecution’s disclosure obligations post-conviction and also the role of the Criminal Cases Review Commission in correcting miscarriages of justice.

ADDED Tuesday 9th November 2021

R v Barton & Booth [2021] QB 685

A specially constituted five-judge court considered the test of ‘dishonesty’ in English criminal law. The court also reviewed the doctrine of precedent, describing it as the very foundation stone of the administration of justice and the rule of law.

ADDED Monday 8th November 2021

R v Thomasson (Carne Michael) [2021] 2 Cr App R 5

This case, arising from a gang war in Manchester, prompted the CACD to consider the legal basis for the admissibility of E-Fit pictures as identification evidence. Under CJA 2003, they were no longer to be treated as in a class of their own, akin to a camera.

ADDED Thursday 28th October 2021

R v R [2021] 4 WLR 10

The case concerned the requirement on registered terrorist offenders to notify the police of relevant information concerning motor vehicles of which the person is the registered keeper, or which the person has a right to use on the notification date.

ADDED Tuesday 26th October 2021

R v Jackson (John) [2021] 4 WLR 93

The case concerned whether the CACD had jurisdiction to hear an appeal against the variation of a restraining order and, if so, whether the Crown Court had been right to extend the original 10-year order (which had not been breached) for 10 more years.

ADDED Friday 15th October 2021

Meng v HSBC Bank plc [2021] 2 WLR 1153

The case concerned whether the Bankers’ Books Evidence Act 1879 can be deployed in aid of overseas proceedings and whether it extends to business documentation held by a bank other than transactional records (including regulatory compliance documents).

ADDED Wednesday 13th October 2021