Practice and Procedure

R v RP (2008)

PUBLISHED June 5, 2008

[2008] EWCA Crim 1460

Where a judge was passing sentences such as life imprisonment or imprisonment for public protection, which had such a significant effect on an individual, it was a matter of public interest that he should spell out what he was doing clearly so that the public and the defendant understood it.

CA (Crim Div) (Thomas LJ, Teare J, King J)