21st May 2020
Congratulations to our Naomi Gyane
on her success in the Court of Appeal this month. Ms Gyane’s client had been sentenced at Winchester Crown Court to 12 months immediate custody further to pleading guilty to a Sexual Assault. Ms Gyane was successful on all five of her grounds of Appeal, which included the argument that delays in charge and prosecution should reduce her client’s sentence in accordance with R v Beattie-Milligan  EWCA Crim 2367
. The Court of Appeal reduced the sentence to one of 8 months. Ms Gyane also argued that the Court of Appeal should take the exceptional step of reconsidering the decision to impose an immediate custodial sentence. The Court of Appeal were persuaded and suspended the sentence for 2 years.
To enquire about instructing Naomi please contact her Clerk Tony George on 01962 868 16 or via email.