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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.

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…

United we stand, divided we fall, Save UK Justice

United we stand, divided we fall, Save UK Justice

It’s a decision they will probably regret but after the publication of the consultation document Transforming legal aid, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) apparently thought it would be a good…

Vicky Pryce retrial: don’t blame the jury system

Vicky Pryce retrial: don’t blame the jury system

Juries in criminal trials frequently ask questions after they have retired, writes Mark George QC. These usually seek clarification from the judge as to the directions of law he has…

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