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 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
This permission to appeal case dealt with the interesting issue of what to do with the evidence of acquittals before a previous jury. Clearly a Defendant cannot be re-tried for the original…Read More
This was a Referral in relation to post office workers who had been convicted of dishonesty broadly under circumstances where post office accounting software and procedures might have falsely reported omissions that…Read More
R v Charnock  EWCA Crim 100 – Refusal of Complainant to hand over mobile phone
In this case a request for permission to appeal was referred to the Full Court on the issue of the refusal of the complainant to hand over her mobile where there was…Read More