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Topic: Test cases

Lloyd Jenkins wins at the Court of Appeal

Lloyd Jenkins, solicitor advocate at the PDS, recently appeared before the Court of Appeal, with leave of the Single Judge, to appeal a sentence of 18 months immediate custody imposed at a local crown court in January 2022.

Dangerous driving appeals – R v Shamami [2022] EWCA Crim 351

In the recent case of R v Shamami [2022] EWCA Crim 351, the Court of Appeal considered an appeal against the imposition of a six-year driving disqualification for dangerous driving.

Abuse of Process – ‘A promise, is a promise’

What the case of Mansfield v DPP [2021] EWHC 2938 (Admin) means for an abuse of process defence.

Is ‘posting annoying tweets’ a criminal offence? The impact of R v Scottow

The recent High Court decision stressed that the Article 10 right to freedom of speech includes the right to cause offence.