Practice and Procedure


PUBLISHED September 20, 2011

Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Conspiracy to supply drugs R v Kotecha; R v Kotecha; R v Kakkad; R v Suvania: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division (Lord Justice Pitchford, Mr Justice Wilkie, Mr Justice Holroyde): 6 September 2011 The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in allowing the defendants' appeals in part, held that the judge had erred in finding that the appropriate starting point for sentencing the ring leader of a conspiracy to supply drugs had been 24 years. The sentence of each of the co-conspirators would be adjusted accordingly. read more