R v Reynolds

It is not inappropriate to have a confiscation order run alongside a repayment arrangement. Issues around the sale of a family home are primarily for the enforcement stage. The Appellant was found to have…

R v Tsekiri

There is no legal or evidential principle which states that a jury cannot consider a case which depends solely on DNA evidence left on an object by a defendant at a crime scene. In…

R v Da Silva

The amount of costs a defendant is ordered to pay after conviction should properly take into account the defendant’s acquittal on at least one count and their limited means and ability to pay any amount…

R. v Ehi-Palmer

Consideration of trial in absence for a defendant who suffered a drug induced psychosis mid-trial. The Appellant appealed his conviction for attempted rape.The Appellant had never previously exhibited any signs of mental disturbance, but…

R v Golds

Consideration of the meaning of “substantially impaired” in diminished responsibility cases. The appellant was convicted of murder. The primary issue at his trial had been whether he satisfied the test under s.2(1)(b) of the…

R v Mitchell (Angeline)

A jury does not need to be satisfied of the truth of each incident when considering propensity; they should consider on all the prosecution evidence if they are satisfied that there is propensity. [N.B.-…

R v John Coleman

Where a defendant is struggling to pay a costs order, properly made in the Crown Court, the correct forum to deal with this is the Magistrates Court; not the Criminal Court of Appeal. The…

R v Johnson & Others

Consideration of the principles that apply to appealing based on the decision in R v Jogee [2016] UKSC 8 The Court of Appeal (the Court) considered the impact of the Supreme Court decision in…

Forbes & Others, R v

A sentencing judge should have regard to the guidelines, applying them in a measured and reflective manner with reference to the maximum sentence at the time of the offence. This appeal involved a number…

Dunn & Anor v The Crown

A conviction may be unsafe where there is a disclosure failure that significantly undermines the credibility of an important witness. In 2006 Mr Dunn and Mr Higgins were tried and convicted of murder. Both…


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