EWCA Crim 1701
A sentencing judge was not bound to impose a sentence previously indicated to the defendant in accordance with the procedure established in R. v Goodyear (Karl)  EWCA Crim 888,  1 W.L.R. 2532. Such an indication was a maximum and the sentencing judge was bound not to impose a more onerous sentence. It was for the sentencing judge to form his own view of whether the requirements of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.225(1)(b) were satisfied.
CA (Crim Div) (Thomas LJ, Keith J, Lloyd Jones J)