Before the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, comprised of Lord Justice Treacy, Mrs Justice Jefford and HHJ Munro, Danielle Barden successfully appealed against a sentence imposed by Recorder Hallam QC at Lincoln Crown Court for two offences of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.The appeal followed the imposition of a sentence of 5 years, made up of a 4 year sentence of imprisonment with a 1 year extended licence period.Danielle last week successfully appealed against that sentence. Mrs Justice Jefford, handing down the decision of the Court of Appeal, remarked that the sentence of 4 years was 'manifestly excessive' and thus the custodial element of the defendant's sentence was reduced to one of 3 years and 3 months' imprisonment.
Danielle Barden specialises in criminal and extradition law. Danielle also practises in public, prison and civil law. She regularly appears in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth Courts for both the prosecution and the defence in a range of criminal matters, including both general and white collar crime. Danielle is a barrister who has a broad practice and attends the Magistrates’ Court and High Court regularly in extradition matters. She is instructed in proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, which include confiscation and enforcement proceedings at the Crown, Magistrates’ Courts and Court of Appeal.