Case in Focus

Our Case in Focus series summarises points of law and sentencing principles discussed in recent high profile or interesting appellate court decisions in a simple and user-friendly format.

The series is designed to help the community to better understand what guides appeals against sentence, with individual cases summarised and linked to the judgment on the Queensland Courts website for those who want more in depth information.

R v Bahcehan [2019] QCA 278 (PDF, 3.2 MB)

R v CBI [2013] QCA 186 (PDF, 2.7 MB)

R v Simpson [2019] QCA 205 (PDF, 3.1 MB)

R v Free [2020] QCA 58 (PDF, 4.1 MB)
WARNING:The above summary contains subject matter that may be distressing to readers. Explicit material describing an offence against a child, drawn from the Court’s judgment, is included in this case summary.

R v SCU [2017] QCA 198 (PDF, 3.6 MB)

R v Cooney [2019] QCA 166 (PDF, 3.3 MB)

R v Chmieluk; Ex parte Attorney-General (Qld) [2018] QCA 271 (PDF, 3.0 MB)

R v Muirhead; Ex parte Attorney-General (Qld) [2019] QCA 244 (PDF, 4.4 MB)

Case in Focus summaries are incomplete summaries of the Court’s reasons and are not legal advice. The summaries include explanations of legal concepts that are not necessarily set out in the judgments.

The summaries are not approved by, or affiliated with, Queensland Courts and are not to be regarded as a substitute for the Court of Appeal’s judgments.