“As defence lawyers, we welcome today’s landmark judgement of the Supreme Court. This momentous decision corrects the 30 year old error in the law on criminal joint enterprise.
“We have a substantial number of clients who have passed through the criminal courts over the last 30 years, having mistakenly served very lengthy sentences, who will now look to appeal their convictions. This correction has been a long time coming and is a sea change in the law.
“There are still many defendants currently before the Courts who can now hope to have their cases ending with a much fairer and proportionate outcome.”