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Mark Newby
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Mark is a solicitor advocate and criminal law specialist with QualitySolicitors Jordans. He is an advisor to the Innocent Network UK and has overturned a number of high profile wrongful convictions - notably the cases of Ian Lawless and Anver Sheikh who overturned his conviction on his third appeal.

Can’t find an appeal lawyer? Blame the MoJ

Can’t find an appeal lawyer? Blame the MoJ

When someone is wrongfully convicted – or serving an unfair sentence – their first thought might be to get hold of an experienced appeal lawyer. However not only has the…

‘Today is not a good day for justice’

‘Today is not a good day for justice’

This morning the High Court rejected challenges by Victor Nealon and Sam Hallam in their miscarriage of justice test case for compensation for 24 lost years served in prison before…

The innocent test: a question of language

The innocent test: a question of language

When parliament was seeking to amend the test for compensating victims of miscarriages of justice, it was pointed out that requiring a person to prove that they are innocent might…

It’s time to talk about the Court of Appeal

It’s time to talk about the Court of Appeal

When the House of Commons’  justice committee finally decided to undertake a longer inquiry into the Criminal Cases Review Commission it might have been assumed this would concentrate almost exclusively…

Not just anti-social, but breaching presumption of innocence

Not just anti-social, but breaching presumption of innocence

When the Government enacted the amended Section 133 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (through the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014), it did so on the basis that…

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