Sentencing Guidelines - Disparity

7 judgments

09 January 2009

R v Alan Stewart

Offender one of three assailants - 'savage and unprovoked' attack on young man in Belfast City Centre - previous convictions showed 'propensity to random senseless violence' - victim suffering catastrophic injuries - CPO 14 years plus 1 (total: 15 years) on a contest.

[2009] NICA 4
Kerr LCJ
06 June 2003

R v Patrick Joseph Murdock


[2003] NICA 21
Carswell LCJ
16 March 1998

R v Philip Coates

Robbery and possession of firearm with intent - deterrent sentences for armed robbery of bank.

Coates 230697
MacDermott LJ
09 June 1995

R v Fraser & Others

Armed robbery - length of sentence - co-accused pleading not guilty at time appellants sentenced - co-accused subsequently pleading guilty to aiding and abetting, counselling and procuring armed robbery - co-accused sentenced to shorter prison terms than appellants - disparity in sentences - whether appellant's sentences should be reduced - whether justification for appellant's sense of grievance.

[1995] NIJB 66
Hutton LCJ
05 May 1995

R v Frederick Douglas

Terrorist Offences - attempted murder - possession of firearms with intent - disparity between sentences of co-accused - accused charged with committing a number of offences - concurrent sentences.

R v Douglas 050595
Hutton LCJ
20 May 1994

R v Delaney

Disparity - principles to be applied - appellant convicted of several counts of burglary after admitting offences some of which had been committed with associate - appellant receiving same sentence as associate even though committing less crimes and stealing less property - whether disparity grounds for reduction of appellant's sentence and whether unfair to appellant.

[1994] NIJB 31
Carswell LJ
07 September 1984

R v Patrick Joseph O'Neill

Armed robbery - disparity of sentence - co-accused treated leniently - whether ground for reducing accused's sentence - observations on sentencing.

[1984] 13 NJB
Gibson LJ