James, Regina v: CACD 25 Jun 2009

The defendant appealed against his conviction for communicating information likely to be useful to an enemy. His sentence was heavier because of the trust placed in him as an army officer, but the relationship with the foreign power had not fully developed. He appealed against his sentence of 10 years which the judge had said was intended to be a deterrent.
Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice, Mr Justice Collins and Mr Justice Owen
[2009] EWCA Crim 1261, Times 01-Jul-2009
England and Wales
CitedRegina v Prime CACD 1985
Lawton LJ confirmed the need for deterrent sentencing in cases of communication information likely to be of assistance to an enemy: ‘Anyone, particularly those in the Armed Services and Government Service who is tempted, whether by money, threats of . .
CitedRegina v Smith CACD 1996
The defendant appealed against his sentence for communicating information likely to be of assistance to an enemy.
Held: The sentence for communicating information was reduced to 5.5 years’ imprisonment, while the longer consecutive sentence . .

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CitedPurdy, Regina (on the Application of) v Director of Public Prosecutions HL 30-Jul-2009
Need for Certainty in Scope of Offence
The appellant suffered a severe chronic illness and anticipated that she might want to go to Switzerland to commit suicide. She would need her husband to accompany her, and sought an order requiring the respondent to provide clear guidelines on the . .

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Updated: 08 March 2021; Ref: scu.347230