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Wayne Couzens’ whole life order upheld by the Court of Appeal

News | Fri 29th Jul, 2022

Tom Little QC appeared for the Attorney General, the Solicitor General and the Crown Prosecution Service in all four unrelated cases involving five notorious offenders including Wayne Couzens. The applications were heard by a five judge constitution of the Court of Appeal comprising the Lord Chief Justice, the President of the Queen’s Bench Division, the Vice President of the Court of Appeal (Criminal Divison), Mr Justice Sweeney and Mr Justice Johnson. In upholding the whole life order in Wayne Couzens the Court of Appeal accepted Tom Little QC’s submissions. The judgment will be a necessary reference point in the future in any case in which a Judge is considering whether to impose a whole life order or not. The judgment can be found here

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