Genevieve Reed successful in the Court of Appeal

June 7, 2024

Genevieve Reed successfully argued in the Court of Appeal that a sentence of immediate imprisonment was manifestly excessive.

The Appellant had been sentenced to immediate custody for possession with intent to supply cocaine and cannabis.

An urgent application for leave to appeal was submitted. The case was referred by the Registrar to the Court.

Following oral submissions, the Court gave leave to appeal on all four grounds, allowed the appeal, and quashed the sentence.

The sentence was reduced to 19 months’ imprisonment and the Court suspended the sentence with no conditions.

In a similar case at the Court of Appeal last year, Genevieve successfully argued that immediate custody for robbery for a 19-year-old was manifestly excessive. In that case, the Court agreed, reduced the term of imprisonment and suspended the sentence.

Genevieve Reed appears in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal, as a led and leading junior and junior alone, on a range of serious and complex Crime matters, including homicide, large scale Fraud cases, large scale Drugs Offences, Human Trafficking, serious Sexual Offences, Serious Violence & Serious Organised Crime, particularly cases involving alleged gang association. Read more: [Genevieve Reed Profile]