Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 337 (Jul)
Court: Privy Council

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.

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