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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.

Our lack of care for the victims of miscarriages of justice is a national scandal

Our lack of care for the victims of miscarriages of justice is a national scandal

A recent symposium organised by the human rights group JUSTICE considered the plight of the wrongfully convicted and the disgraceful way that the state is treating people who are, after…

‘Without recompense for the wrongfully convicted, the integrity of our justice system is in question’

‘Without recompense for the wrongfully convicted, the integrity of our justice system is in question’

The Court of Appeal this morning rejected a test case by two innocent victims of miscarriages of justice challenging the government over its refusal to compensate them for years spent…

It’s not for the police to decide a case, they are supposed to collect evidence

It’s not for the police to decide a case, they are supposed to collect evidence

You know that things may be getting a little out of hand when the head of the Metropolitan Police Bernard Hogan-Howe is forced to publicly raise concerns that the current…

Savile, Bryn Estyn and the danger of modern witch-hunts

Savile, Bryn Estyn and the danger of modern witch-hunts

  ESSAY: Metropolitan Police Commander Peter Spindler described the Savile Case as a watershed in abuse investigations praising the media and the victims for exposing the scale of the abuse…

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…

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