Case to watch: Nealon & Hallam v The United Kingdom

On Tuesday the European Court of Human Rights will rule on the cases of Sam Hallam and Victor Nealon. The two men, who spent a total of 24 years in prison for crimes they did not commit, took their legal fight for compensation to Strasbourg’s top court. Their appeal was heard by 17 judges in […]

Law Commission begins criminal appeals review

On Thursday 27 July 2023, the Law Commission published a paper asking for views on whether and how the law governing appeals for criminal cases should be reformed. The Law Commission is reviewing the law to ensure that courts have powers that enable the effective, efficient and appropriate resolution of appeals. In recent years, there […]

Westminster Commission on Forensic Science features on BBC Radio 4’s Law in Action

Joshua Rozenberg talks to the Westminster Commission’s Prof Angela Gallop and barrister Katy Thorne. ‘The UK’s forensic science used to be considered the gold standard, but no longer. The risk of miscarriages of justice is growing. And now a new Westminster Commission is trying to find out what went wrong. Joshua talks to its co-chair, […]

Oliver Campbell: Experts’ concerns over ‘high risk’ of false confession

A forensic psychologist told the Royal Court of Justice last Thursday that recent scientific research proves there is a ‘high risk’ that a man convicted of murder in 1991 made a false confession. On the second day of Oliver Campbell’s murder conviction appeal, the court heard testimony from two expert witnesses, Gisli Gudjonsson and Alison Beck. […]

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

Future Justice launch

A meeting in the House of Commons this week highlighted the ‘scandal’ of the lack of support available to the victims of miscarriages of justice, as a result of a change in the law nine years ago shutting off compensation for the wrongly convicted. Jon Robins reports Henry Blaxland KC, who has acted in many […]