LCJ gives judgment in IPP appeals

Judgment was handed down today by the Lord Chief Justice in the case of R v Roberts and others [2016] EWCA Crim 71 (link).  The Court of Appeal has provided further guidance in relation to appeals brought significantly out of time and the principles which apply to such applications.

This is of particular importance to those wishing to appeal against Indeterminate sentences for Public Protection ("IPP"), where appeals are often brought several years after the sentence was imposed.

Thom represented the appellant Mr Wakeling, and was led by Joel Bennathan QC of Doughty Street Chambers and instructed by GT Stewart Solicitors.

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