I expect that some readers will recall the case of Lavinia Woodward, the living embodiment of the halo effect. Many of you will join me in expressing satisfaction that she has recently been denied the right to appeal her ten month prison sentence bizarrely suspended for eighteen months: Student who stabbed boyfriend loses appeal against sentence TheGuardian.com, 8th June 2018. Miss Woodward was originally sentenced by judge Ian Pringle, a man who many feel did her QC's advocacy for her, even praising Woodward for breaking her bail conditions to contact her victim Mr. Thomas Fairclough. This time, however, the court was kept on an even keel by appeal judge Johannah Cutts, a woman capable of seeing through the glare of Miss Woodward's 'promise'. It is to be hoped that in time Miss Woodward comes to feel remorse for her violent crime which could have led to the death of someone who trusted her.