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Richard Jory QC argues case regarding Attorney General’s consent in Court of Appeal

Applications for leave to appeal convictions arising from a large scale drugs conspiracy and related money laundering offences were resisted successfully by Richard Jory QC, instructed by the CPS Organised Crime Division. The Applicants sought leave following their convictions at the Central Criminal Court, contending that consent was required from the Attorney General before prosecuting a case which involved the inferred onward supply of drugs to Scotland in what was asserted by the Applicants to be a cross-border conspiracy. The Court rejected this argument and concluded that, despite the existence of covert evidence that the conspirators liaised with accomplices in Scotland for onward supply, evidence of the extensive initial supply had been confined to locations in England and thus section 1A of the Criminal Law Act 1977 had not been engaged. All three Applicants are currently serving substantial terms of imprisonment arising from their convictions in 2014. The Court’s full judgement can be found here [LINK]