Judgments

Criminal Jurisdiction

On this page you will find a selection of judgments from the criminal jurisdiction of our courts in chronological order, with the most recent at the top.  Each judgment has some key words to assist with searches. 

 

 AB v Attorney General of the Falkland Islands [2021]

Magistrate's Court

Application to vary Sexual Offences Prevention Order - Sexual Offences Ordinance 2005 - Oppressive Conditions - Necessity and Proportionality

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AB v Attorney General of the Falkland Islands [2021]
Created: Thursday, 16 September 2021 14:15 | Size: 717.46 KB

 

R v Izeta Escudero [2020]

Magistrate's Court

Sentencing - Assault Occassioning Actual Bodily Harm

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R v Izeta Escudero [2020] Magistrate's Court
Created: Tuesday, 20 October 2020 09:59 | Size: 79.28 KB

 

R v Mansilla Curill [2020]

Magistrate's Court

Sentencing - Assault Occassioning Actual Bodily Harm

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R v Mansilla Curill [2020] Magistrate's Court
Created: Tuesday, 20 October 2020 10:26 | Size: 141.82 KB

 

R v Sotomayor Morales [2020]

Magistrate's Court

Sentencing - Assault Occassioning Actual Bodily Harm

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R v Sotomayor Morales [2020]
Created: Tuesday, 20 October 2020 11:00 | Size: 138 KB

 

R v Ball [2020]

Magistrate's Court

Sentencing - Violent Disorder

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R v Ball [2020]
Created: Wednesday, 12 August 2020 15:57 | Size: 328.62 KB

 

R v Duncan [2020]

Magistrate's Court

Sentencing - Violent Disorder

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R v Duncan [2020] Magistrate's Court
Created: Wednesday, 12 August 2020 15:58 | Size: 330 KB

 

R v Goldsworthy [2020]

Magistrate's Court

Sentencing - Violent Disorder

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R v Goldsworthy [2020] Magistrate's Court
Created: Wednesday, 12 August 2020 15:59 | Size: 332.35 KB

 

R v Short [2020]

Supreme Court (1st Instance)

Criminal Law - No Case To Answer - Doli Incapax

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R v Short [2020]
Created: Wednesday, 12 August 2020 16:07 | Size: 552.69 KB

 

Layne v R [2020]

Supreme Court (Appellate)

Appeal - Conviction & Sentence - Sexual Assault

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Layne, Anto v R [2020]
Created: Friday, 19 June 2020 13:02 | Size: 222.26 KB

 

Duvall v R [2019]

Supreme Court (Appellate)

Appeal - Abuse of Process

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Duvall v R [2019]
Created: Thursday, 16 May 2019 13:16 | Size: 294.24 KB

 

Barton v Chief of Police [2018]

Summary Court

Bail - Application To Vary Police Bail (Pre-Charge) - Jurisdiction of Court - Application In Private or Public

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Barton v Chief of Police [2018]
Created: Monday, 24 September 2018 11:29 | Size: 62.29 KB

 

R v (1) Golden Touza  and (2) Vasquez Seijo [2018]

Magistrate's Court

Fisheries - Fisheries Reports - Recklessness

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R v Golden Touza Ltd & Vazquez Seijo [2018]
Created: Tuesday, 14 August 2018 11:02 | Size: 246.5 KB

 

Butler v R [2018]

Court of Appeal

Jury - Verdict - Inconsistent Verdicts

Evidence - Exclusion of Evidence - Application To Exclude Evidence Relating To Alleged Offending Not Before The Jury

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Butler v R (Court of Appeal) [2018]
Created: Wednesday, 01 August 2018 14:51 | Size: 291.11 KB

 

R v Butler [2018]

Supreme Court (1st Instance)

Sentencing - Rape - Historic Offending

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R v Butler [2018] Supreme Court (1st Instance)
Created: Tuesday, 24 July 2018 16:04 | Size: 167.57 KB

 

R v Butler [2018]

Supreme Court (1st Instance)

Sentencing - Sentencing Guidelines - Whether correct to modify starting point in English sentencing guidelines to account for greater proportion of custodial sentence served in custody in the Falkland Islands

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R v Butler [2018] Supreme Court ruling on sentence
Created: Tuesday, 24 July 2018 15:58 | Size: 119.8 KB

 

Alfred v R [2018]

Court of Appeal

Criminal Appeal - Application to Adduce Fresh Evidence - Relevance of Fresh Evidence To Trial Issue

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Alfred v R (Court of Appeal) [2018]
Created: Tuesday, 24 July 2018 10:58 | Size: 242.16 KB

 

Finlay v R [2018]

Supreme Court (Appellate)

Criminal Procedure - Evidence - Joinder of Charges

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Finlay v R [2018]
Created: Tuesday, 24 July 2018 13:39 | Size: 240.47 KB

 

 R v McGill [2018]

Supreme Court (1st Instance)

Criminal Law - Alleged Historic Sexual Offending - Whether Offending Made Out On The Evidence

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R v McGill [2018]
Created: Tuesday, 24 July 2018 16:05 | Size: 85.53 KB

 

R v Alfred [2017]

Supreme Court (1st Instance)

Criminal Law - Attempted Rape - Directions To Judge Sitting Alone

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R v Alfred [2017]
Created: Tuesday, 28 August 2018 16:06 | Size: 219.9 KB

 

R v Hewitt [2017]

Court of Appeal (Sentence)

Appeal of Sentence - Credit for Guilty Plea - Partly Suspended Sentence

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R v Hewitt [2017]
Created: Tuesday, 24 July 2018 15:54 | Size: 23.29 KB

 

R v Ford [2017]

Supreme Court (1st Instance)

Sentencing - Rape - Assault By Penetration

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R v Ford [ 2017] Supreme Court (1st Instance) sentencing
Created: Thursday, 27 May 2021 14:03 | Size: 150.11 KB

 

R v Hopkins [2016]

Supreme Court (1st Instance)

Sentencing - Sexual Assault - Deterrence

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R v Hopkins [2016]
Created: Tuesday, 24 July 2018 16:16 | Size: 55.51 KB

 

R v (1) Freiremar SA (2) Sulivan Shipping Services Limited (3) Baston [2016]

Magistrate's Court

Sentencing - Fisheries Offences - Providing False Reports To The Director

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R v Freiremar SA, Sulivan Shipping Services Ltd & Baston [2016]
Created: Friday, 08 July 2016 14:19 | Size: 79.94 KB

 

R v (1) Pesquerias Marineses SA (2) FIBOW Limited (3) Chouza (4) Recaman & (5) Gomez [2016]

Magistrate's Court

Sentencing - Fisheries Offences - Fishing Without Licences And Providing False Reports To The Director

 

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R v Pesquerias Marinenses SA & Ors. [2016]
Created: Tuesday, 24 July 2018 15:59 | Size: 171 KB

 

R v Sulivan Shipping Limited [2016]

Magistrate's Court

Statutory Interpretation - Fisheries Regulations - Whether Offences Created Under Regulations Made Under Repealed Ordinance Shall Be Considered To Be Made Under Re-enacted Ordinance

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R v Sulivan Shipping Services Limited [2016]
Created: Friday, 08 July 2016 09:58 | Size: 98.22 KB

 

R v Thomas [2016]

Magistrate's Court

Sentencing - Blackmail - Perverting The Course Of Justice

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R v Thomas [2016]
Created: Tuesday, 24 July 2018 15:59 | Size: 281.54 KB

 

R v Triggs [2016]

Magistrate's Court

Animal Welfare - Sheep - Shearing Of Sheep

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R v Triggs [2016]
Created: Tuesday, 14 August 2018 11:11 | Size: 47.7 KB

 

(1) Morris (2) McKay (3) Stewart (4) Duvall (5) McMullen (6) Francis (7) Bonner v R [2015]

Supreme Court (Appellate)

Statutory Interpretation - Modification Or Augmentation Of Imperial Enactments - Protection From Harassment Act 1997

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Morris & Ors. v R [2015]
Created: Tuesday, 24 July 2018 13:56 | Size: 33.59 KB

 

Miller v Chief Of Police [2015]

Magistrate's Court

Disqualification From Driving - Application For Early Removal Of Disqualification - Court Having No Power To Consider Early Removal Of A Disqualification Not Imposed Under The Road Traffic Ordinance 1948

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Miller v Chief of Police [2015]
Created: Tuesday, 23 June 2015 16:05 | Size: 684.82 KB

 

R v (1) Zhen Man Fishery Company Limted and (2) Wu [2013]

Magistrate's Court

Statutory Interpretation - Fisheries Regulations - Resoution Of Contradictory Provisions Regarding Penalty In Re-enacted Ordinance

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R v Zhen Man Fishery Company Limited and Sheng Hsing Wu [2013]
Created: Friday, 20 September 2013 14:25 | Size: 49.62 KB

 

Thomas v R [2013]

Supreme Court (Appellate)

Criminal Appeal - Whether Evidence Sufficient To Support Conviction - Whether Sentence Manifestly Excessive

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Thomas v R [2013]
Created: Tuesday, 12 July 2016 11:09 | Size: 122.88 KB

 

R v Thomas [2013]

Magistrate's Court

Sentencing - Sexual Offending Upon A Child - Appropriate Sentence

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R v Thomas [2013]
Created: Tuesday, 12 July 2016 14:49 | Size: 75.38 KB

 

R v Newton [2011]

Supreme Court (1st Instance)

Sentencing - Sexual Activity With Children - Appropriate Sentence

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R v Newton [2011]
Created: Monday, 13 July 2015 14:46 | Size: 28.32 KB

 

R v Harvey [2011]

Magistrate's Court

Sentencing - Sexual Grooming - Sexual Touching Of A Youth

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R v Harvey [2011]
Created: Tuesday, 12 July 2016 10:06 | Size: 146.22 KB

 

R v Cancino [2010]

Supreme Court (Review)

Criminal Law - Sexual Touching - Meaning Of 'Sexual'

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R v Cancino [2010] Supreme Court (Appellate)
Created: Monday, 13 July 2015 14:45 | Size: 44.32 KB

 

R v May [2008]

Magistrate's Court

Criminal Law - Causing Death By Dangerous Driving - Whether Circumstances Of Case Amounted To Reckless Driving

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R v May [2008]
Created: Monday, 22 June 2015 16:27 | Size: 145.41 KB

 

R v Morris [2006]

Magistrate's Court

Criminal Law - Perverting The Course Of Justice - Whether Offending Made Out On Evidence

 

R v (1) Gayo & (2) Prion Limited [2000]

Magistrate's Court

Sentencing - Fisheries Offences - Fishing Without a Licence

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R v Prion Limited & R v Gaylo [2000]
Created: Tuesday, 24 July 2018 16:07 | Size: 234.32 KB

 

R v Curtis [1994]

Supreme Court (Review)

Sentencing - Professional Duties Of Advocates To The Court - Court To Comply With Procedural Requirements Relating to Detention Of Young Offenders

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R v Curtis [1994]
Created: Monday, 13 July 2015 14:45 | Size: 121.08 KB

 

R v Hobman [1994]

Supreme Court (Review)

Setencing - Road Traffic Offences - Financial Penalties Imposed Following Inquiry In To Means Not Disturbed Upon Review

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R v Hobman [1994]
Created: Monday, 13 July 2015 14:46 | Size: 60.01 KB

 

R v (1) Clifton (2) McGill & (3) Sackett [1988]

Supreme Court (Review)

Licensing - Prohibition Orders - Whether Correct To Impose Prohibition Order At Sentence In Respect Of An Offence Of Criminal Damage

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R v Clifton, McGill and Sackett [1988]
Created: Monday, 22 June 2015 15:12 | Size: 39.12 KB

 

R v Sei-Jung Kim [1988]

Supreme Court (Review)

Sentencing - Fisheries Offences - Requirement For Financial Penalty To Be Commensurate With Defendant's Means

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R v Sei-Jung Kim [1988]
Created: Monday, 13 July 2015 14:47 | Size: 100.07 KB

 

Moyce v R [1987]

Supreme Court (Appellate)

Using a False Instrument - Intent - Requirement For Secondary Intent That A Person Accepts False Instrument To His Prejudice

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Moyce v R [1987]
Created: Monday, 22 June 2015 15:11 | Size: 70.61 KB

 

Minto v R [1981]

Court of Appeal

Jury Trial - Jurors - Knowledge Of Defendant Does Not Necessarily Lead To Inability To Reach Impartial Verdict

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Minto v R [1981]
Created: Monday, 13 July 2015 14:34 | Size: 87.14 KB