R v Baldwin (Kara) [2021] 4 WLR 73

The Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) examined a number of Sentencing Council Guidelines, dealing variously with young offenders; offenders with mental disorders, developmental disorders or neurological impairments; and offences of domestic violence.

ADDED Monday 11th October 2021

R v Tierney-Campbell (Jake) [2020] EWCA Crim 1194

When the victim of a vicious assault died of his injuries more than 4 years later and the assailant found himself on a murder charge, he applied for a lengthy extension of time to appeal against his earlier plea of guilty to GBH for the same incident.

ADDED Wednesday 6th October 2021

Polakowski v Westminster Magistrates’ Court [2021] 1 WLR 2521

Five individuals who had each been arrested in the UK under EAWs, applied for habeas corpus on the ground that, from the end of the Brexit transition period, there was no proper basis in international law for their surrender to the requesting states.

ADDED Monday 4th October 2021

R v Lea (Nicholas) [2021] 4 WLR 38

The case related to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order. The wording of the SHPO had been agreed between the parties and the Judge did not, when sentencing, set out his reasons for making it. Following a change of representation, the defendant appealed.

ADDED Friday 1st October 2021

R v Sakin (Ilhan) [2021] EWCA Crim 411

The case concerned a highly unusual situation in which the official transcript provided for the purposes of a criminal appeal was inaccurate and incomplete and the initial hearing in the Court of Appeal proceeded on an entirely erroneous factual basis.

ADDED Friday 24th September 2021

R (Russnak-Johnston) v Reading Magistrates’ Court [2021] 1 WLR 2444

The court analysed the differences between offences of failing to comply with a planning contravention notice and making false or misleading statements in response to a notice. It also held that the power to require information extended to documents.

ADDED Wednesday 22nd September 2021

R v MS [2021] EWCA Crim 600

The case related to a charge of attempting to commit the offence of international child abduction. It prompted the Court of Appeal to review the authorities on what is meant by an act ‘more than merely preparatory to the commission of the offence’.

ADDED Monday 20th September 2021

Meekey v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2021] 2 WLR 648

The court examined the law on conversion and limitation of actions as it applies to Police (Property) Act 1897 applications and also the evidence needed about the legal basis of seizure to found a destruction application under the Firearms Act 1968.

ADDED Friday 17th September 2021