Well, I called that one wrong.
On 29th January 2015 Will Cornick appealed against the 20 year tariff imposed on him. We looked at in advance and gave our view that the sentence was manifestly excessive and that he would win a (modest) reduction in that tariff.
It turns out that our analysis wasn’t shared by the Court of Appeal, who upheld the sentence saying that it was ‘entirely the right decision‘. Obviously the Court of Appeal have the benefit of all the information and so are ahead of us on that one.
At the moment all we have to go on is the news reports. We will have a look at this again when the judgement is out.