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Its not for the police to decide a case , they are supposed to collect the evidence

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February 14, 2016

Mark Newby writes for The Justice Gap on the recent announcement of the Bernard Hogan Howe Metropolitan Commissioner that the approach to investigating Historical Allegations currently being taken may need to be re-evaluated You know that things may be getting a little out of hand when the head of the Metropolitan Police Bernard Hogan-Howe is… Read More ›

The Secret to Securing Acquittals in Historic Cases

We find ourselves in a fortunate position to have achieved 4 consecutive Operation Pallial acquittals in the North Wales Care Homes Cases ensuring men we have represented can return to their lives untarnished by the allegations made against them . Returning acquittals is something we take a pride in , it is not always possible ,… Read More ›

There are no winners

As published on The Justice Gap – http://thejusticegap.com/2014/02/winners/ 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 far in favour of the accused. As a result, the DPP introduced a new code which did not… Read More ›

Investigating Miscarriages of Justice in the World According to Chris Grayling

Investigating Miscarriage in the world according to Chris Grayling On Saturday 2nd November the Innocence Network held their National Conference at Sheffield . The key note speaker was Lady Justice Macur DBE who spoke about the Court of Appeal and the search for innocence . She supported the work of the students but also pointed… Read More ›

Celebrity Cases and the Path to Moral Panic

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 allegations are not a drama but a real life story affecting both the falsely accused and… Read More ›

X v SSHD – Notification of Bank Details Breach of Article 8 but Proportionate says the Court

The Case of X v SSHD now referred to by the Claimant’s name ( a matter to which we refer shortly ) has now been delivered and our Client was told that his Article 8 Right of a Right to a Private Life was engaged by Regulation 12 of the New Sex Offender Notification Requirements, but… Read More ›

Not been the best couple of weeks for Justice

Its not been the best couple of weeks for justice for those falsely accused or seeking to demonstrate their convictions are false . We have had the whole episode of the victim being labelled predatory and then there was the bitter news to the Innocence Project that all of its hard work in the case… Read More ›

DPP seeks a National Consensus on the Prosecution of Child Abuse Cases – but what consensus does he seek?

  Mark Barlow Barrister at Garden Court North Chambers, Manchester and Northern Ireland bar. Mark Newby Solicitor Advocate at Quality Solicitors Jordans, Doncaster. First published on The Justice Gap  The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, today has delivered a speech calling for a national consensus on the investigation and prosecution of child abuse… Read More ›

Savile and the Future of Sexual Abuse Investigations

Mark Barlow Barrister at Garden Court North Chambers Manchester and Mark Newby Solicitor Advocate at Quality Solicitors Jordans Doncaster discuss the impact of the Savile Case and the recent decision to review the Waterhouse Inquiry into the Bryn Estyn Care Home In North Wales. Article first appeared on The Justice Gap here      Metropolitan… Read More ›

Richard Webster Memorial Lecture – The Dangers of False Allegations

“False Accusations their impact on the Individual, the Family and Society “ Mark Newby’s Speech at the Richard Webster Memorial Lecture Held on 13th October 2012 at the University of Wrexham Thank you for inviting me to be speaking at this Memorial Lecture on the spectre of false allegations and the effects that they bring… Read More ›