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Latest Selection of Cases
Selection of Reported Cases

Name Reference 
Sharples, R-v-
Appeal out of time (27 years), pre-2006 Act, pre-Findlay, theft, false accounting, fraud, conduct to the prejudice, Fair Trial, article 6, impartial tribunal, appearance of bias
[2022] EWCA Crim 659
6th May 2022
[Case Summary Page]
Johnson, R v
Indecent Assault, Criminal evidence and procedure, Evidence, Identification, Sufficiency of evidence, Safety of conviction, instructor of army recruits
[2004] All ER (D) 342 (
20 July 2004
[Case Summary Page]
Owusu, R -v- Owusu
Appeal against sentence, Theft, fraud, Dismissal, CO's recommendation, specialist tribunal, sui generis
[2010] EWCA Crim 2816
18 November 2010
[Case Summary Page]
Landon, R-v-
Conduct Prejudicial to Good Order, s.19 AFA, loss of squadron mascot, Kangaroo Court, Queen's Royal Hussars, officer, severe reprimand
(2020) Telegraph
Bulford Court Martial
(2020) Telegraph Report
[Case Summary Page]
Cooney, R-v-; Allam, R-v- ; Wood, R-v-
Sentencing, Financial Consequences, Pension, dismissal, Specialist tribunal, sui generis, the service context, sentences of detention, loss of liberty, remission of one third,
[1999] 9801836/S2
31st March 1999
[Case Summary Page]
Piotrowski, R -v-
Appeal against sentence/handling stolen goods/possession of prohibited weapon/firearm
[2006] EWCA Crim 2934
CMAC, 7 November 2006
[Case Summary Page]
Mulgrew and Richards -v- R
Grievous Bodily Harm (gbh), joint enterprise, self defence, Question from the Board, referral by judge advocate, perverse finding
[2012] EWCA Crim 2008
4 October 012
[Case Summary Page]

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