Crime Newsletter – January 2021

January 29, 2021

Welcome to the first crime newsletter of the year. In this edition:

Culpability and sexual gratification – departure from the guidelines
Amanda Johnson provides a discussion of R v Dido Massivi and Jennifer Hodge [2020] EWCA Crim 34

Prosecution Applications to reconsider the available amount, pursuant to s22 POCA 2002
Alex Menary considers the impact of the leading authority of R v Cole [2018] EWCA Crim 888 to s22 Applications

Preserving Full Credit for a Guilty Plea
In this article, Harriet Lavin looks at a recent case in the Court of Appeal that dealt with whether an indication of a ‘likely guilty plea’ in the magistrates’ court for an indictable only offence was sufficient to maintain full credit.

Witnessing the Future of the Bar: A Mock Trial at Fulford School
Common law pupil Charlotte Noddings provides an overview of a new outreach programme and mock trial competition championed by Nick Johnson QC in an effort to increase diversity at the Bar.

Queen’s Counsel Appointments at Exchange Chambers
Four barristers from Exchange Chambers appointed Queen’s Counsel, three of whom are criminal practitioners.

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