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 […]
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 […]
Judgment was today handed down by the Court of Appeal in Consolidated Appeals of R v S , B , C and R . All had their convictions quashed apart from R who due to other fresh evidence against him lost his appeal . The Court was considering the scenario […]
The Challenges of Historic Allegations This is the paper delivered to the Historical Abuses Conference in 2009 by Mark Barlow and Mark Newby . It identifies the current issues with Historical Cases , reviews the law as at 2009 and points to proposals for reform . The work has been […]
The challenges of defending those accused of sexual abuse is a key issue for our Criminal Justice System . The Balance to be reached between protecting victims who may genuinely have been abused and those accused who may be subject ot fals eor malicious allegations is a difficult and complex […]
The New Edition of Rook and Ward on Sexual Offences and has just been issued and includes a New Chapter on Historical Sexual Offences . The authors are commended for giving this complex and difficult area its first official treatment . The Chapter starts with a quote from Mark […]