Regina v Bestel; Regina v Raza; Regina v Bashir – WLR Daily

Posted July 23rd, 2013 in appeals, confiscation, law reports, sentencing, time limits by tracey

Regina v Bestel;  Regina v Raza;  Regina v Bashir [2013] EWCA Crim 1305 ; [2013] WLR (D) 296

“A change in the law since the date of conviction or plea of guilty was not regarded as good reason for granting an extension of time in which to appeal unless substantial injustice would follow from application of the principle of finality. In cases in which the benefit from criminal conduct had been assessed on a basis which was, if considered in the light of a change in the law, disproportionate, substantial injustice would not be established if an application to the Crown Court for rescission of the confiscation order would ameliorate the stringency of the application of the finality principle.”

WLR Daily, 19th July 2013