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Significant reduction on appeal


Tom Edwards represented appeared on an appeal against sentence following the defendant having been sentenced to sixty-eight weeks’ imprisonment for three offences of sexual assault that all took place across the London Transport Network.

Tom argued that the judge had not applied any reduction for totality and was not justified in imposing sentences that were over those set out by the sentencing guidelines. The Court praised Tom for his clear and concise oral and written submissions before allowing the appeal. The Court quashed the three sentences imposed and reduced each sentence significantly so that the total sentence was reduced from sixty-eight weeks’ imprisonment to thirty-five weeks’ imprisonment.

Tom was instructed by Lorena Lowen and Hugo Cheema-Grubb of Sonn Macmillan Walker.


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