Thom Dyke successful in the Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal today quashed an Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection ("IPP") imposed on Mr Damon Phillips in 2008 for causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Mr Phillips sought to appeal against his sentence, nearly nine years out of time, on the basis it had been wrong in principle to pass an indeterminate sentence. The Court of Appeal agreed to quash the IPP and replace it with an Extended Determinate Sentence ("EDS"), which means Mr Phillips will no longer be subject to licence requirements for the rest of his life.

Thom Dyke represented Mr Phillips in his appeal, which was heard before Lady Justice Sharp, Mrs Justice Laing and HHJ Farrer QC. Thom was instructed by GT Stewart Solicitors.

Thom is instructed frequently to both advise and represent clients in appeals to the High Court and Court of Appeal. Click here for more information as to his appeals practice.