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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.

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…

Postman finally delivered justice – 16 years, three CCRC applications and two appeals later

Postman finally delivered justice – 16 years, three CCRC applications and two appeals later

In January 1997 Victor Nealon began a discretionary life sentence which would see him serve 17 years in custody. Last Friday he started his new life, on the streets of…

Degrees of innocence

Degrees of innocence

On 12th November the House of Lords will sit in committee stage on a substantial parliamentary bill the Anti-Social and Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill. As I pointed out, in…

Risk of moral panic over celebrity sex abuse cases

Risk of moral panic over celebrity sex abuse cases

The current unfolding drama surrounding the explosion of sexual allegations in a post-Savile world is providing more twists than a modern day drama although it is worth remembering that sexual…

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