Amanda Batson is seeking to appeal to the Court of Appeal following her conviction at Gladbury Crown Court for an offence of theft. A sentence of 12 months’ imprisonment was imposed. Counsel has drafted grounds of appeal, but the application for leave to appeal has been refused by the single judge. Which of the following propositions is CORRECT?
i) The single judge may make an order that the time Batson has spent in custody pending the consideration of the application for leave to appeal will not count towards her sentence.
ii) Batson can renew her application for leave by serving notice within14 days of receiving the Registrar’s notification that the single judge has refused leave.
iii) If the application for leave is renewed before the full court, the full court may refuse leave and may make a direction that all the time spent in custody since conviction will not count towards her sentence.
iv) If Batson renews her application for leave before the full court the court need only consist of two judges.
[A] i), ii), and iv).
[B] i), ii), iii).
[C] All of the above.
[D] ii), iii), and iv).
[A] i), ii), and iv). These three propositions are correct.
[B] i), ii), iii). Proposition (iii) is incorrect as the power to order loss of time relates only to time spent in custody pending consideration of the appeal. Time runs from lodging the appeal not from the date of conviction.