EWCA Crim 2315
The court had a wide discretion to make compensation orders against convicted persons in whatever sum it considered appropriate. It had to take account of any basis of plea, but was not necessarily bound to ensure that the amount of compensation correlated with the admitted degree of involvement in the offence. However, where convicted persons had acted as part of a joint enterprise, the court had to take a consistent approach to the calculation of compensation orders.
CA (Crim Div) (Aikens LJ, Openshaw J, Judge Morris QC )