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What impact does the bringing of an appeal against conviction have on a fine imposed by way of sentence? Does the offender have to pay the fine imposed within the ordered time limit even though an appeal against conviction has been commenced?

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Produced in partnership with Jamas Hodivala of Matrix Chambers
Published on LexisPSL on 03/10/2019

The following Corporate Crime Q&A produced in partnership with Jamas Hodivala of Matrix Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • What impact does the bringing of an appeal against conviction have on a fine imposed by way of sentence? Does the offender have to pay the fine imposed within the ordered time limit even though an appeal against conviction has been commenced?
  • On appeal to the Court of Appeal
  • On appeal to the Crown Court
  • Request the magistrates’ court to suspend enforcement activity

The bringing of an appeal does not automatically operate to suspend the effect of any requirement to pay a fine. The fact that an appeal is pending does not operate to suspend the operation of a fine. Nor is there any separate power for the Court of Appeal to suspend a fine pending appeal: see R v Day per Lord Thomas LCJ.

Defendants wishing to defer payment of a fine pending the outcome of an appeal may wish to consider applying to the court to vary the order for the payment terms of the fine or asking the magistrate

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