Regina v Butcher: CACD 1989

Where two defendants receive different sentences from different judges on indistinguishable facts, criminal records and personal circumstances and the one receiving the harsher sentence appeals on the basis of disparity, the Court will only allow his appeal if he has ‘a justified sense of grievance at what has happened’.


(1989) Cr App R(S) 104


England and Wales

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CitedIndependent Assessor v O’Brien, Hickey, Hickey CA 29-Jul-2004
The claimants had been imprisoned for many years before their convictions were quashed. They claimed compensation under the Act. The assessor said that there should be deducted from the award the living expenses they would have incurred if they had . .
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Criminal Sentencing

Updated: 06 May 2022; Ref: scu.199755