Success for Ayesha Smart at Court of Appeal

September 1, 2023

Ayesha Smart from Exchange Chambers has successfully reduced a custodial sentence for her client at the Court of Appeal, resulting in his immediate release from custody.

The Appellant, an Albanian national, was initially sentenced to a 16-month term of imprisonment at Cardiff Crown Court for his role in a commercial cannabis farm which housed up to £62,000 worth of cannabis.

The justices of the Court of Appeal agreed that the start point taken by the judge had been too high and that the sentence was excessive, thereby reducing it to 9 months and ensuring the client’s immediate release from custody.

Ayesha Smart was instructed by Law Lane Solicitors.