David Walbank QC now has a total of 125 video case reviews on his CrimeCast.Law updating website

May 28, 2021

The latest review in the CrimeCast.Law mini-series, ‘10 Recent Cases on Criminal Appeals’ is R (Miller) v Prime Minister [2020] AC 373, which arose from Boris Johnson’s advice to the Queen to prorogue Parliament for 5 weeks, prompting the Supreme Court to discuss the circumstances in which the appeal courts will rule on issues of political controversy.

The most recent releases in the CrimeCast.Law series, ‘The Key Cases of 2021’ include:

R (Latif) v Justice Secretary [2021] 4 WLR 61 on the tightening of the licence conditions for terrorist offenders released on licence, following the Fishmongers’ Hall attack

• R v Thacker (Edward) [2021] 1 Cr App R 21 on the scope of the criminal offences under the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990, the defence of necessity in the context of direct action and challenging the Law Officers’ consent to a prosecution

• R v Sakin (Ilhan) [2021] EWCA Crim 411 on counsel’s professional duties in taking an accurate and contemporaneous note of a trial judge’s summing up to the jury

• R v Lea (Nicholas) [2021] 4 WLR 38 on the principles to be applied and the practical approach to be adopted when considering the wording of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order

• R v Plaku (Isuf) [2021] EWCA Crim 568 on the appropriate reduction in sentence, depending on the stage of criminal proceedings at which a guilty plea is entered

For free access to all the videos in the two current series, plus ‘The Top 50 Cases of 2019’ and ‘The Top 50 Cases of 2020’, visit [Crime Cast Law]