Practice and Procedure

R v DAVID HALL (2012)

PUBLISHED January 27, 2012

[2012] EWCA Crim 215

Minimum terms to sentences of imprisonment for public protection were reduced where their notional determinate terms had been longer than the relevant statutory maximum. The principle in R. v Delucca (Rahuel) [2010] EWCA Crim 710, [2011] 1 W.L.R. 1148, that the minimum term could exceed the statutory maximum where the minimum term was set to reflect the appropriate term taking into account all relevant offences, did not apply as the minimum terms for the relevant counts had been intended to reflect the gravity of those counts alone.

CA (Crim Div) (Pill LJ, Treacy J, Kenneth Parker J)