law pages of Bournemouth and Poole College.
R v Lang and other appeals (CA) was a hearing about 13 cases on sentencing under the Criminal Justice Act 2003. The court made the following statement per curiam:
“The fact that the sentencers in the instant cases had been unsuccessful in finding their way through the provisions of the labrynthine Criminal Justice Act 2003 was a criticism not of them but of those who produced these astonishingly complex provisions. Whether or not in time the public will benefit from provisions of such complexity is not clear, but there is much to be said for a sentencing system which is intelligible to the public as well as decipherable by the judiciary.”