R v Khan Ibrahim  EWCA Crim 1202,Court of Appeal – successful appeal against a 14-month sentence for dangerous driving and false plates imposed on a 20-year-old at Reading Crown Court. Found to be manifestly excessive and reduced to 10 months.
R v M  Court of Appeal – Charlotte assisted in drafting an advice and grounds of appeal against conviction on a novel point of law, the extent to which lying about being a doctor undermined the consent to botox injections which had resulted in grievous bodily harm. The appeal resulted in the appellant’s sentence being halved.
R v Z  Kingston Crown Court – secured an absolute discharge on appeal against sentence, with no order for compensation, for a client previously ordered to pay over £300 for travelling on a bus without a valid ticket.
R v C  Basildon Crown Court – conditional discharge obtained on appeal against sentence for three charges of theft and failing to provide a specimen, for which a community order with a three-month tagged curfew had originally been imposed.
R v W  Wood Green Crown Court – successful appeal against a restraining order in a dispute between neighbours which banned the appellant from the road on which he also resided, which would have rendered him homeless on his release from prison.