||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 312 (Jun)
|| EWCA Crim 1473
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Thomas LJ, Aikens J and Dame Heather Steel
||Dominic Bell (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Michael Burrows (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||26 June 2007
Sentence - Reduction - Information given to authorities - New statutory regime permitting courts to give discounts for sentences to offenders giving information to authorities - Offences committed and sentences imposed before commencement of statutory provisions - Whether statutory provisions or common law governing question of reduction of sentence - .
Sentence Reduction. The new statutory provisions of the containing a scheme permitting a court to give discounts for sentences to offenders who gave information to the authorities or who offered to do so, could not apply to a case where both the offences and sentences had taken place before the Act had come into force. Moreover, the statutory regime would only apply following a plea of guilty by a defendant. Where the new statutory provisions did not apply, the common law principles applied.
- An Official transcript is the final version of the judgment prepared by shorthand writers. LexisLibrary contains all judgments from the High Court and aboveView Judgment
- Cases related to this particular case that are related to, or discuss this caseView related cases
- The All England Law Reports comprises judgments with headnotes and catchwords indicating the area of law and key issues of the case prepared by legally qualified editorsFind AllER Reports
- Commentary discussing this particular case from LexisLibrary's comprehensive range of titles including Butterworths, Halsbury's and TolleyView related commentary