AUTUMN 2022 CASE-LAW UPDATE –  WEDNESDAY 31st  AUGUST  2022 – 16:00 – 17:00 – Cost – £60 (INCLUSIVE OF VAT)

 

There’s always something refreshing about attending an update course – guaranteed to give you a lift and make you feel better about yourself as a criminal lawyer. It doesn’t usually last very long, but it’s enjoyable whilst it does!

In this presentation Colin will give you the distilled essence of 20 important cases – the 20 cases all being mentioned in this advertising material

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The following 20 cases will be considered:

 

1 – Regina v Kehoe [2022] – the need to be mindful when dealing with historical sexual offences – was it a crime on the date in question?

2 – Regina v Grimshaw [2022] – a consideration by the Court of Appeal of whether or not the Crown Court Judge should have imposed the mandatory minimum sentence in the case

3 – Regina v Balaam [2022] – the somewhat anomalous position when appealing a failure to surrender to bail from the Crown Court to the Court of Appeal

4 – Regina v Nolan [2022] – the circumstances in which the Court of Appeal decided it would have been inappropriate to have expected the defendant to plead guilty earlier than he did

5 – Regina v Camera [2022] – a consideration by the Court of Appeal of the 4-year rule when sentencing under the dangerous offender provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003

6 – Regina v Savage [2022] – the lawfulness, or otherwise, of the decision of the Crown Court Judge to add a period onto the sentence in order to cover the period of recall

7 – Llewelyn and Regina [2022] – the Court of Appeal considering the position where the Crown had not preferred the new indictment within 2 months on a retrial

8 – Regina v Cumberpatch  [2022] – several points considered by the Court of Appeal, including the relevant guidelines to be followed when dealing with appeals

9 – Regina v Limon [2022] – the need to carefully consider the sentence that could have been imposed at the time of the actual commission of the offence when dealing with sentencing in historical sexual cases

10 – Scott and the DPP [2022] – the High Court considering whether or not a charge of encouraging or assisting an offence concerning the retention of a mobile phone by a prisoner was made out in circumstances where the prisoner had already acquired the phone and was continuing to use it

11 – Regina v Ahmed [2021] – the Court of Appeal considering the totality principle in relation to the imposition of a custodial sentence and financial penalties

12 – Regina v Morrisey [2021] – the Court of Appeal considering the appropriateness of a reduction in credit due to that the fact that the defendant was caught red-handed after a police chase

13 – Regina v Popa [2021] – the Court of Appeal looking at the usefulness, or otherwise, of case-law which pre-dates a sentencing guideline

14 – Regina v Muse [2021] – qualifying curfews – the need for the Judge to structure the sentence to make it clear that the credit for time spent subject to a qualifying curfew relates to the custodial element of the sentence

15 – Paddon and Regina [2021] – the issue of credit where psychiatric reports may be required in order to advise on matters such as fitness to plead

16 – Regina v Francis [2021] – the Court of Appeal, yet again, considering the constraints imposed upon them by Section 11 (3) of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968

17 – R v Paddon [2021] – the wrong type of custodial sentence having been imposed upon a 16-year-old by the Crown Court Judge

18 – Regina v Oloyowang [2021] – a consideration of the inclusion of evidence under Section 98 (a) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003

19 – Regina v Nikoro [2021] – the percentage of credit available to a defendant who changes their plea during the trial itself

20 – Mosey and the DPP [2021] – the High Court deciding whether or not the defence had put before the Court an acceptable reason for the failure of the defendant to appear such that there should not have been a trial in absence