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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.

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…

Not innocent enough: MoJ refuse Victor Nealon compensation for 17 wasted years

Not innocent enough: MoJ refuse Victor Nealon compensation for 17 wasted years

  Victor Nealon had his conviction quashed in December 2013 after serving 17 years in custody for attempted rape. For background, read The curious case of Victor Nealon and the…

The curious case of Victor Nealon and the importance of saying sorry

The curious case of Victor Nealon and the importance of saying sorry

When Victor Nealon was sat in his prison cell after yet another rejection by the Criminal Cases Review Commission in 2002, he may have wondered whether he would ever get…

The case of Victor Nealon: 17 wasted years

The case of Victor Nealon: 17 wasted years

The Court of Appeal Criminal Division finally delivered its judgment in the case of Victor Nealon, three months since the successful appellant was released and turned out on the streets…

Moral panics and miscarriages

Moral panics and miscarriages

When the former director of public prosecutions Keir Starmer introduced new guidelines to the prosecution of sexual offences, he made much of an assertion that “the pendulum” had swung too…

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