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Selection of Reported Cases

Name Reference 
McCosh, R -v-
Driving/Excess alcohol/s. 127 Magistrates Courts Act 1952/non-applicability to Court Martial
[2011]EWCA Crim 1466
Court Martial Appeal Court
[Case Summary Page]
Saggar-v-Ministry of Defence
Redress/Employment/Race Discrimination/Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction
[2005] EWCA Civ 413,
Court of Appeal
[2004] UKEAT 385_01_1006
EAT, 10 June 2004
[Case Summary Page]
Cheeseman, R-v- Cheeseman
Attempted murder, self defence, wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm, appeal against conviction, "householder defence", 76 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008, Crime and Courts Act 2013, self-defence
[2019] EWCA Crim 149
Court Martial
13 February 2019
[BAILII]
[Case Summary Page]
Gray, R -v- Anthony Gray
Fraud, Boarding School Allowance, Summing-Up, Direction, State of mind
[2012] EWCA Crim 252
2 February 2012
Application for Leave
[Case Summary Page]
Application for Leave
Full Appeal Hearing
Owusu, R -v- Owusu
Sentence, new mitigation on appeal, views of COs concerning dismissal, sentence not wrong in principle or manifestly excessive
[2010] EWCA Crim 3098
14 December 2010
See earlier decision
[Case Summary Page]
Lingard and Kirk, R-v-
Appeal against sentence, Theft, Criminal Damage, sentence comparison with Magistrates Court, military best placed to judge significance of impact on discipline
[2009] EWCA Crim 1745
18 June 2009
[Case Summary Page]


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