Regina v Sansom: CACD 2 Jan 1991

The appellants had been charged with conspiracy contrary to section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977. The court rejected the argument that the principle laid down in Somchai referred only to the common law and that it could not be applied to conspiracies charged under the Act of 1977. It should now be regarded as the law of England on this point.
Taylor LJ
[1991] 2 QB 130, (1991) 92 Cr App R 115
Criminal Law Act 1977 1
England and Wales

  • Applied – Somchai Liangsiriprasert v Government of the United States of America PC 1991
    (Hong Kong) Application was made for the defendant’s extradition from Hong Kong to the USA. The question was whether a conspiracy entered into outside Hong Kong with the intention of committing the criminal offence of trafficking in drugs in Hong . .
    [1991] 1 AC 225, (1991) 92 Cr App R 77, [1990] UKPC 31

Cited by:

  • Cited – Regina v Bartle and Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis and Others, ex parte Pinochet Ugarte; Regina v Evans and Similar (No 3) HL 24-Mar-1999
    An application to extradite a former head of state for an offence which was not at the time an offence under English law would fail, but could proceed in respect of allegations of acts after that time. No immunity was intended for heads of state. . .
    Gazette 28-Apr-99, [1999] UKHL 147, [2000] 1 AC 147, [1999] 2 WLR 825, [1999] 2 All ER 97
  • Cited – Sheppard and Another, Regina v CACD 29-Jan-2010
    The defendants appealed against their convictions for publishing racially inflammatory material. They skipped bail during the trial, were convicted in their absence, and returned after being refused asylum in the US. The convictions related to . .
    [2010] EWCA Crim 65, [2010] 2 Cr App Rep (S) 68, [2010] 1 Cr App R 26, [2010] 1 WLR 2779, [2010] 2 All ER 850, [2010] Crim LR 720

These lists may be incomplete.
Updated: 02 December 2020; Ref: scu.235353