Hannah Webb acts in successful appeal against sentence in the Court of Appeal

21 Mar 2024

Hannah Webb, of the One Pump Court Crime Team, instructed by Mark Troman of Powell Spencer & Partners Solicitors, acted in successful appeal against sentence in R v Cudworth [2014] EWCA Crim 47. The Court of Appeal found that greater weight should have been given to the mitigation that Hannah had persuasively advanced both at first instance, and before the Court of Appeal.

The Court of Appeal quashed the sentence originally imposed for domestic burglary, of 14 months’ imprisonment, for a suspended sentence of 14 months suspended for two years, and 30 rehabilitation activity requirement days.

Lord Justice Stuart-Smith in delivering the judgment stated:

Both in writing and orally before us, Miss Webb has advanced submissions that are clear, concise and coherent and which have shown considerable commitment to her client’s case. We are grateful to Miss Webb, as should her client be. [15]

and, addressing the appellant:

That is the determination and the judgment of the court. Miss Cudworth, you need to understand that you are very lucky in having had Miss Webb to look after you and that you will not get another chance. [38]

To download the case in full click here.

All members of One Pump Court Crime provide advice on appeal against conviction and/or sentence and pursue those appeals where appropriate. To enquire about instructing a member of the One Pump Court Crime Team email clerks@onepumpcourt.co.uk

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