R v Finch (Simon James) [2021] 4 WLR 64

“The case was concerned with sentencing for the unauthorised recording and disclosure of Secret, Top Secret and Code Access information, highly prejudicial to national security. The sentence passed by the trial judge was referred to the Court of Appeal by the Solicitor General as unduly lenient. It prompted the court to consider the so-called ‘brightline rule’, laid down by Lord Griffiths in AG v Guardian Newspapers Ltd (No 2) [1990] 1 AC 109, and to apply that rule in the case of a defendant whose Autism/Aspergers undoubtedly impacted on his sense of grievance but not his ability to form the requisite intent ...”
ADDED Friday 11th June 2021