Ed Carey succeeds in the Court of Appeal – lengthy custodial sentence more than halved

Ed Carey appealed his client’s sentence of 5 years and 8 months for three hotel burglaries worth in excess of £350,000 in total. Ed had been granted permission on three separate grounds: (1) taking irrelevant and/or unsubstantiated matters into account and failing to give proper weight to mitigation; (2) a flawed culpability assessment; and (3) a failure to apply the totality principle.

The Court of Appeal upheld Ground 1 by finding that the Honourable Judge had seemingly not given proper allowance for the Appellant’s “powerful” mitigation. The Court quashed the sentences and imposed a total custodial sentence of 2 years and 6 months.