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Tag: Sentencing

14 January 2020

Court of Appeal judgment on sentencing children using adult guidelines

R v D [2019] 10 WLUK 433 The Court of Appeal clarified the correct approach to calculating a custodial sentence when sentencing children and young people, where regard is to be had to adult sentencing guidelines. A court must first determine the appropriate, final sentence that an adult would have received, taking into account aggravating […]

7 February 2019

Court of Appeal Ruling on DYOI and DTO running concurrently

The Court of Appeal ruled that a sentence of Detention in a Young Offenders Institution (DYOI) could only run concurrently to a period of detention imposed for breaching the conditions of the supervision element of a Detention and Training Order (DTO) by virtue of committing new imprisonable offences.