Welcome to the February 2022 edition of the DSC Criminal Appeals Bulletin.
The Bulletin is aimed at assisting those involved in appellate work in England & Wales, Northern Ireland and the Caribbean.
In this edition we look at the latest appeal cases from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division), the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court. In addition, following the two successful appellate crime training sessions, given by myself and Edward Fitzgerald QC last week to the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago and the Organisation of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Associations, we are also delighted to announce the first of a regular series of contributions to the Caribbean section from members of Allum Chambers, Trinidad and Tobago.
The citations of the cases are hyperlinked to the judgements.
Going forward, the bulletin will be bi-monthly to allow more preparation time; so the next issue is due in April. In the meantime, we hope to launch Appealcast early in March. (If you are not on our mailing list but would like to subscribe to the Bulletin and our upcoming podcast click here.)
DSC Criminal Appeal Unit
Doughty Street has some of the most experienced appellate practitioners at the Bar, including the contributors to the leading works on appellate procedure – The Criminal Appeal Handbook, Blackstones Criminal Practice (appeals section), and Halsbury’s Laws (Appeals).
The third edition of Taylor on Criminal Appeals - written by a team including 14 members of DSC - is due for publication later this year. [The first and second editions have been cited variously in the House of Lords, Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Court of Appeal (Criminal Division), Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland, Final Court of Appeal in Hong Kong, Court of Appeal of New Zealand, High Court of Fuji, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and Caribbean Court of Justice. For reviews of the second edition click here].
Please feel free to email Matt Butchard or Marc Gilby or call our crime team on 0207 400 9088 to discuss instructing us in appeal cases. We also offer our instructing solicitors a free Advice Line, where they can discuss initial ideas about possible appeals, at no cost to them or their client. More information on our criminal appeal services can be found on the Criminal Law and Appeals page of our website including links to back copies of the Bulletin and other resources.
Read the February issue below.