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 aswell 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 .
Sometimes things can go badly wrong in an appeal against conviction case but its hard to imagine a more apparent example than this case . Where both Counsel were mistaken as to…Read More
In this interesting case on the posession 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
In this Appeal a judge had made inappropriate interruptions and had clearly “cross-examined” a defendant during a trial, but the CA held that the departure from good practice was not so gross,…Read More