Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2010] All ER (D) 113 (May)
Neutral Citation: [2010] EWCA Crim 1048
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Lord Judge CJ, David Clarke and Lloyd Jones JJ

Representation Ian Winter QC (instructed by BCL Copeland) for the defendant.
  John Kelsey-Fry QC (instructed by the Serious Fraud Office) for the prosecution.
Judgment Dates: 13 May 2010

Catchwords

Sentence - Principles - Plea agreements - Corruption - Defendant pleading guilty to conspiracy to corrupt - Substantial international corruption - Whether suspended sentence appropriate - Relevance of plea agreement - Guidance - .

The Case

Sentence Principles. In allowing an appeal against sentence in respect of a defendant who had pleaded guilty, following a plea agreement under s73 of the the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, gave guidance as to the effect and limitations of such plea agreements, as well as addressing the seriousness of offences of corruption

Practice Areas

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