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

“It was a particularly tragic case, relating to a senseless and vicious attack on an unsuspecting member of the public, who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. The perpetrator pleaded guilty in the Crown Court to a charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, but when, more than 4 years later, his victim eventually died and the defendant found himself on a murder charge, he tried to go behind his earlier guilty plea and applied for a lengthy extension of time for leave to appeal against the conviction on the basis of what he now said was the inadequacy of the legal advice he had received. It prompted the court to set out in some detail the principles to be applied in determining such an application …”
ADDED Wednesday 16th June 2021