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  • Friday 18 November

    Case number SC 38/2022

    Judges  Glazebrook, O'Regan, Ellen France, Williams, Kós JJ

    Criminal Appeal

    Case name 

    Kaine Van Hemert (J R Rapley KC and S J Bird)
    The King
    (P D Marshall and E J Hoskin)

    Criminal Bar Association as Intervener (F E G Kidd KC)

    Defence Lawyers Association as Intervener (E A Hall and N P Chisnall)

    Grounds on which leave was granted: The approved question is whether the Court of Appeal was correct to conclude that the presumption in favour of life imprisonment in s 102 of the Sentencing Act 2002 was not displaced given the circumstances of the offence and of the applicant.


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