||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 92 (Aug)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Gage LJ, Bean J and Sir John Alliott
||James Cartwright (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||23 August 2005
Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Dishonesty - Defendant writing prescriptions without holding medical qualification entitling him to practice as doctor in the United Kingdom - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.
In the circumstances of the case, the total sentence of 15 months' imprisonment imposed on the defendant for a number of offences of dishonestly which involved, inter alia, writing prescriptions when he did not hold a medical qualification entitling him to practice as a doctor in the United Kingdom, was manifestly excessive.
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