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No defence: latest in Justice Gap series out

No defence: latest in Justice Gap series out

‘Lawyers are at the heart of many cases of the wrongly accused and wrongly convicted: wrong, shoddy, lazy representation. It is a recurrent theme. It should haunt us.’ So said…

No defence: professionalism versus economics

No defence: professionalism versus economics

It was inevitable, and perfectly understandable, that the article ‘Poor Defence‘ written by Maslen Merchant for Wrongly accused: who is responsible for investigating miscarriages of justice? (published here in the…

The case of Colin Norris: ‘blinded by science’

The case of Colin Norris: ‘blinded by science’

Campaigners for Colin Norris, the former nurse jailed for the murdering of four patients, are claiming to have new evidence that challenges the safety of his conviction, undermines the original…

In prison class matters

In the week since Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce were given prison sentences for perverting the course of justice there has been an upsurge in interest from both media and…

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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