Suella Braverman – 2021 Comments on the Unduly Lenient Scheme

The comments made by Suella Braverman, the Attorney General, on 1 February 2021.

For over 30 years, the ULS scheme has helped victims of crime and their loved ones get justice. The scheme includes many more offences now than it did when it was first launched, allowing us to look at more sentences which don’t appear to fit the crime.

In the vast majority of cases, judges get it right, but the scheme is important to ensure that certain cases can be reviewed where there may have been a gross error in the sentencing decision.