|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 337 (Jul)|
Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead, Lord Mackay of Clashfern, Lord Steyn, Lord Hope of Craighead and Lord Scott of Foscote
|Representation||G Bell QC and C Shead (instructed by Gilfedder & McInnes) for the defendant.|
|N Davidson QC and A Summers (instructed by the Crown Office) for the first respondent.|
|A Dewar QC and S Wolffe (instructed by the Solicitor to the Advocate General for Scotland) for the second respondent.|
|Judgment Dates:||22 July 2002|
Human rights - Right to a fair trial - Criminal trial - Defendant appealing against conviction - Appeal delayed - Defendant complaining delay breaching right to fair trial - Court finding in favour of defendant - Defendant's sentence reduced - Defendant appealing level of reduction - Whether reduction appropriate and sufficient remedy - European Convention on Human Rights, arts 6(1), 50.