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R v Yates [2012] MHLR 313; [2012] EWCA Crim 1657; Lawtel 31/7/2012

James Dick representing mentally ill Appellant subject to IPP whose minimum term is halved by the Court of Appeal – now a reported decision.

The Appellant having been represented by others in the Crown Court, James Dick’s initial involvement in this case was to advise in writing upon the prospects of an application for leave to appeal out of time. Whilst the Court rejected the submission that an IPP was an inappropriate sentence in the light of the Appellant’s psychiatric history, they did agree that the apparent starting point of 12 years’ imprisonment was manifestly excessive and therefore reduced the minimum term to be served from 4 years to 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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