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R v Grant-Murray and Henry; R v McGill, Hewitt and Hewitt  EWCA 1228
Five defendants, in two joined applications to appeal, challenged their convictions for joint enterprise murder. The appeals also raised issues as to how young or vulnerable defendants are dealt with by the court. Whilst the applications to appeal were all dismissed, the court made important comments on the training of practitioners representing children and vulnerable defendants in the criminal courts.
The Prison Reform Trust and Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR) have published their study into Joint Enterprise. The report says there is an ‘urgent need’ for much greater clarity and transparency in the prosecution of ‘joint enterprise’ cases.
The Supreme Court judgment of R v Jogee; Ruddock v The Queen (Jamaica)  UKSC 8 marks a sea change in the law of joint enterprise.
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