"Jeremy welcomes today's decision as it clarifies the position in English law for those subjected to whole life tariffs. The Lord Chief Justice has made it clear that there is "hope" and the "possibility of release" for those who have this kind of sentence imposed on conviction. Previously section 30 of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 was considered a provision whereby the terminally ill or incapacitated could seek the review of their whole life sentence. Today, the Court of Appeal has widened the scope of that provision, such that it can be utilised in other cases where release may be contemplated in exceptional circumstances."
"Jeremy Bamber continues to protest his innocence. Further fresh evidence affecting the safety of his convictions is being collated presently and I expect to lodge an application with the Criminal Cases Review Commission within the next few weeks"
Simon McKay, McKay Law.