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. 

 

R v Sykes [2022]

Magistrate's Court

Trial - Sexual Touching - Verdict

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Rex v SYKES, Richard Anthony [2022]
Created: Thursday, 01 December 2022 15:00 | Changed: | Size: 257.59 KB

 

Bishop, Nigel v R [2022]

Supreme Court (Appellate)

Appeal - Conviction - Sexual Touching - Reasons given by Court of Summary Jurisdiction

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Bishop, Nigel v R [2022]
Created: Thursday, 24 March 2022 09:45 | Changed: Thursday, 24 March 2022 09:45 | Size: 173.33 KB

 

 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 | Changed: Thursday, 16 September 2021 14:25 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 15:08 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 15:10 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 16:02 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 11:34 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 13:32 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 14:38 | 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 | Changed: Wednesday, 26 January 2022 09:47 | Size: 227.08 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 10:48 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 10:30 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 10:24 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 14:35 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 10:25 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 11:36 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 11:35 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 10:23 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 13:58 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 15:13 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 11:33 | 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 | Changed: Monday, 31 May 2021 13:48 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 14:21 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 15:05 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 14:27 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 15:54 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 16:05 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 16:07 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 16:09 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 11:03 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 10:59 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 16:10 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 16:19 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 16:06 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 15:30 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 15:00 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 11:38 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 15:12 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 15:55 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 11:39 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 15:02 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 11:37 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 15:56 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 11:04 | 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 | Changed: Thursday, 27 May 2021 11:00 | Size: 87.14 KB