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Court: Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Court of Appeal upholds the majority of convictions for arson and manslaughter in a referral by the CCRC

Tredget v Regina [2022] EWCA Crim 108

The Court of Appeal upheld the majority of convictions referred to it by the CCRC in this appeal. On 20 January 1981 the appellant, Peter Tredget (who had previously used the names Peter Dinsdale and Bruce George Peter Lee), had pleaded guilty to 11 counts of arson with intent to endanger life or being reckless as to whether life was […]

Convictions overturned for four men who steered boats carrying migrants over Channel

Bani v The Crown [2021] EWCA Crim 1958

In these four cases the Court of Appeal held the convictions to be unsafe and ordered they must be quashed. The appellants were convicted of assisting unlawful immigration to the United Kingdom contrary to section 25 of the Immigration Act 1971. Each of the four appellants is alleged to have steered a Rigid Hulled Inflatable […]

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal relating to an undertaking not to prosecute and a Norwich Pharmacal Order

R v Jones [2021] EWCA Crim 1195

The Appellant was convicted in the Crown Court in 2018 of one count of conspiracy to defraud DAS, her former employer. Her co-conspirators, Paul Asplin and David Kearns, were also convicted on this count having been previously employed by the same company. The conspiracy involved the three co-conspirators setting up and running another company, Medreport, […]

Court of Appeal overturns convictions of Shrewsbury 24

Warren & Ors v R. [2021] EWCA Crim 413

The Court of Appeal has unanimously overturned the convictions of the ‘Shrewsbury 24’ after a referral to the Court by the Criminal Cases Review Commission. The appellants were charged with conspiracy to intimidate, unlawful assembly, and affray following the first national building workers’ strike in 1972. The convictions were appealed on two grounds of abuse […]

‘Stanstead 15’ successful in overturning convictions in Court of Appeal  

R v Thacker and Ors [2021] EWCA Crim 97

The ‘Stanstead 15’, a group of protestors who were convicted after preventing a deportation flight from taking off from Stanstead Airport, had their convictions overturned today in the Court of Appeal. The group had been convicted under the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990 of endangering safety at the airport by causing intentional disruption to its […]