R v Cairns

Quentin Hunt acted on behalf of Mr Cairns, the leading appellant in a series of cases brought before the Court of Appeal. The appeals related to the sentencing of defendants in cases when a basis of plea is submitted to the Court. An experienced Court led by Lord Justice Leveson considered the submissions made and allowed Mr Cairns’s appeal whilst at the same time outlining the definitive principles a Court should abide by when considering a basis of plea. The judgement citation is R v Cairns, Morris, Rafiq, Drummond, Firfire and Latif [2013] EWCA Crim 467.

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