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.
This case dealt with the more unusual use of fresh evidence – in an appeal on sentence. In particular an offender sought to rely on the fact that Four years had passed…Read More
In the history of criminal convictions in the modern era, there remains one mystifying tragedy and story which still seems to catch the public imagination namely the case almost universally colloquially referred…Read More
In this interesting case the Court of Appeal allowed an extension of 1164 days to admit fresh evidence regarding phone records which due to various circumstances were not available at the time…Read More
We have written a number of times over the evolution of the law on how to deal with deceased complainants under the hearsay provisions and this interesting case adds a new dimension…Read More