In the case of R v Mirza (2012), the Court did find that a suspended custodial sentence, with an unpaid work requirement of 200 hours, was manifestly excessive, given the offender’s circumstances. The community service aspect of the sentence was reduced to 100 hours. It held that, although the Defendant was of previous good character, he had failed to fully comply with a previous Enforcement Notice and had not rectified significant findings identified in an earlier risk assessment. The Court of Appeal found that the Judge had not erred in imposing a custodial sentence or in a finding that the sentence did not need to be one of immediate custody (a suspended sentence). The sentence was not therefore wrong in principle, but the unpaid work requirement of 200 hours (which is at the top of end the scale) was excessive given that the Defendant, in light of his financial difficulties, would need to devote considerable time and effort to saving his livelihood and paying the costs order of £2,000.