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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

In this podcast Alured Darlington of Hanwell Chambers discusses the impact the new sentencing guidelines for drug offences (published by the Sentencing Council for England and Wales on 24th January 2012) will have on drug mules. Alured specialises in the appeals of drug couriers and received a lifetime achievement legal aid lawyer award in 2007 for his work defending drug mules. He focuses in this podcast on the test cases he has recently brought in relation to the sentencing of drug mules following these changes.

Date recorded: 21st February 2012

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of the changes to the sentencing guidelines for drug offences;
  • Have considered the impact of the new guidelines on convicted drug mules;
  • Have considered the arguments in support of the test case Mr Darlington has launched and have considered his recommendations to address the perceived anomalies resulting from these guidelines.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Sources and References:
  • R v Aramah (1982) 4 Cr.App.R.(S) 407;
  • R v Bentley (Deceased) [2001] 1 Cr.App.R. 307;
  • R v Bird 14 Cr.App.R.(S);
  • R v Budimir ,R v Rainbird and Interfact Ltd v Liverpool City Council [2010] 2 CR App R 310 (29);
  • R v H(J) and others [2011] EWCA Crim 2753;
  • R v Nagar 1994 15 CR APP Rep.

In this podcast Alured Darlington of Hanwell Chambers discusses the test cases he has recently brought in relation to the new guidelines on drug offences published by the Sentencing Council for England and Wales on 24th January 2012.

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