We are committed to the fight to challenge wrongful convictions and this blog is about our concerns over miscarriages of justice.
We also believe that historical abuse cases are an area ripe for such miscarriages and write extensively on this issue as well as defend many such cases. We have for some years been connected to concerns over the failure to compensate the wrongfully convicted.
What all these things have in common is that they demonstrate an imbalance in how we treat those wrongfully accused or convicted, something which requires urgent attention.
In this CCRC Referral the Court was asked to adjudicate on fresh evidence from a psychiatrist altering a previous opinion that the applicant was suffering from a diminishment at the appropriate time….Read More
In this CCRC referral fresh evidence was adduced with regard to a mobile phone leading to the conviction being quashed. The applicant had been convicted based on a partially successful identification procedure…Read More
Sometimes things can go badly wrong in an appeal against conviction case but it’s hard to imagine a more apparent example than this case. Where both Counsel were mistaken as to the…Read More
In this interesting case on the possession of firearms the CCRC had referred on the basis that there was fresh evidence that the Applicant had not brought the weapon to the scene….Read More