R v H – CLARE FEAR SUCCESSFUL IN COURT OF APPEAL

Clare Fear successfully opposed an AG reference against our client’s sentence at the Court of Appeal on the 25th July, in the case of R v H . Our client was sentenced to a community order for conveying cannabis into prison. The Attorney General referred the sentence to the Court of Appeal, arguing that it was too lenient. Clare persuaded the Court of Appeal not to impose a prison sentence. She highlighted growing evidence showing that vulnerable women with mental health problems, such as our client, are being used for this very purpose. The co-defendant did not oppose the reference and received a custodial sentence.

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