R (Marandi) v Westminster Magistrates’ Court [2023] 2 Cr App R 15

The case concerned an application for anonymity in forfeiture proceedings by a person who was neither party to nor a witness in those proceedings. The court also set out the requirements regarding notice, evidence in support, content of the order etc

ADDED Friday 23rd February 2024

R (Chapter 4 Corp t/a Supreme) v Southwark Crown Court [2023] Costs LR 897

The case concerned the payment of a private prosecutor’s costs from central funds, the jurisdiction of the Crown Court to amend such an order other than under the slip rule, and the costs of JR proceedings where the claimant was guilty of culpable failings.

ADDED Wednesday 21st February 2024

R v Trowland (Morgan) [2024] 1 Cr App R (S) 14

The case concerned appeals against sentence by two 'Just Stop Oil' protestors, who had caused large-scale disruption when they climbed the Queen Elizabeth II bridge at the Dartford/Thurrock Thames crossing and refused to budge for the next 36 hours.

ADDED Friday 16th February 2024

R v Malkinson (Andrew) [2023] EWCA Crim 954

This involved a high-profile miscarriage of justice, arising from unreliable identification evidence. Andrew Malkinson spent 17 years in prison protesting his innocence and was finally cleared as a result of developments in the science of DNA analysis.

ADDED Wednesday 14th February 2024

R v Ali (Arie) [2023] 2 Cr App R (S) 25

The case concerned the approach to be taken to the imposition of custodial sentences during times of prison overcrowding. That factor could be taken into account by a sentencing judge when deciding whether a sentence of imprisonment should be suspended.

ADDED Tuesday 13th February 2024

R (Leigh) v Metropolitan Police Commissioner [2022] 1 WLR 3141

The cancellation of a planned vigil in memory of Sarah Everard highlighted how the restrictions on outdoor gatherings at the height of the Covid 19 pandemic had to be subject to the ECHR rights to freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly.

ADDED Thursday 25th May 2023

R v Kish (Stephen) [2023] 1 Cr App R (S) 23

Where a defendant was convicted under s.63(1) of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 of possession of an extreme pornographic image depicting bestiality, could the protections afforded by a Sexual Harm Prevention Order be extended to animals?

ADDED Friday 5th May 2023