Court of Appeal hears conjoined IPP appeals

Thom appeared today in the Court of Appeal before the Lord Chief Justice, in one of thirteen conjoined cases concerning appeals against Indeterminate sentences for Public Protection ("IPP").  The specially convened court heard argument on the vexed question of appeals brought significantly out of time, and is expected to give guidance as to what principles should be applied.

Thom was led by Joel Bennathan QC of Doughty Street Chambers and instructed by GT Stewart Solicitors.  Judgment will be handed down by the court on 18 March 2016.