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

R v Miller (Stanley) [2023] 4 WLR 6

The defendant was a director and shareholder of three different companies which defrauded HMRC. The appeal concerned the circumstances in which the court will re-open a confiscation order made by consent but founded on allegedly erroneous legal advice.

ADDED Wednesday 26th April 2023

Director of Public Prosecutions v Cook [2023] 1 Cr App R 15

On charges under s.127 of the Communications Act 2003 relating to the public electronic communications network, could a court go behind a prosecutor’s certificate as to the date when he or she had knowledge of evidence sufficient to charge a defendant?

ADDED Monday 24th April 2023

R v AUH; R v BIY [2023] 1 WLR 106

Was a local authority's power to prosecute criminal offences under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 subject to the 'local expediency' test enshrined in the general power to prosecute and defend proceedings under s.222(1) of the Local Government Act 1972?

ADDED Tuesday 11th April 2023

Chief Constable of Merseyside Police v Bennett [2023] 1 Cr App R 10

Could cash, which had been seized under s.294 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, but which subsequently could not be shown to equal or exceed the ‘minimum amount’ of £1000, nonetheless be the subject of forfeiture proceedings under s.298 of the Act?

ADDED Tuesday 28th March 2023