R v Bryan

Author / Contributor: Kris Gledhill
R v Bryan
Issue: Whether a whole life tariff was justified for a mentally ill defendant who admitted 2 counts of manslaughter on the ground of diminished responsibility; whether mental illness amounted to mitigation.
Court: Court of Appeal
Reference:   2005/01952/A3
Neutral Citation:   [2006] EWCA Crim 379
Judge(s): Lord Phillips CJ, Cresswell and Openshaw JJ
Date: 31 January 2006