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Mark George QC is a highly experienced defence trial advocate of more than 30 years' experience. Mark works from Garden Court North chambers

‘Like Hillsborough, Orgreave cries out for justice’

‘Like Hillsborough, Orgreave cries out for justice’

We seem to be in an age of greater accountability, although it may be said that some people are still more accountable than others. It’s one thing prosecuting 1970s radio…

Hillsborough inquests: why saying ‘sorry’ isn’t enough

Hillsborough inquests: why saying ‘sorry’ isn’t enough

In the aftermath of publication of the report of the Hillsborough Independent Panel in 2012, David Crompton, the Chief Constable of the South Yorkshire Police issued a fulsome apology.  He…

Orgreave 1984 – when the South Yorkshire Police were out of control

Orgreave 1984 – when the South Yorkshire Police were out of control

Two and half years after the South Yorkshire Police referred themselves to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) over their alleged conduct in relation to events at Orgreave in 1984…

Why blame the CCRC? It’s the Court of Appeal that needs to change

Why blame the CCRC? It’s the Court of Appeal that needs to change

The row over the efficacy of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) continues to rumble on. The body set up after the Runciman report into the dreadful catalogue of miscarriage…

Concerns over cross-examination of witnesses

Let sleeping dogs lie: Cross-examination in advance of trial in cases of sexual assault. For many years now witnesses, particularly in cases involving allegations of sexual assault, have been able…

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