In the 2009 case of Lawes, R v EWCA Crim 2767 the appellant pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving. The England and Wales Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) found that the appellant was prepared to engage in restorative justice and this had been ignored by the sentencing judge (para. 22). The court held that, alongside a suspended sentence of imprisonment and community service, an order be made to participate, if possible, in a restorative justice programme (para. 24).