Criminal Justice Resources from QS Jordans

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Joint Enterprise – Where Next ?

Today the Supreme Court rectified a major injustice which has led to many  people arguably being wrongfully convicted based upon the law of joint enterprise . The decision in R v Jogee https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/docs/uksc-2015-0015-judgment.pdf confronts a major issue which has faced those representing individuals accused of murder on the basis that a co-accused took an act capable of… 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 ›

Quashing Victor Nealon’s Conviction

On Friday 13th December the Conviction of Victor Nealon was finally quashed by the Court of Appeal with the reasons to be supplied early in the New Year . It had been a long and hard fight for Victor Nealon over 17 years . He could never be released from his sentence early because he… Read More ›

Miscarriages of Justice in the World According to Chris Grayling

On Saturday 2nd November Mark Newby from QS Jordans is speaking at the Innocence Network UK National Conference at the University of Sheffield . The Key note speaker will be Lady Justice Macur and other speakers include Mark George QC , Justin Hawkins from the Criminal Cases Review Commission , Professor Alan Jameson and Peter… 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 ›

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Responding to the Lord Chancellor

We robustly oppose :   PCT Removal of Client Choice The current Scale of Cuts  Geographical limitations on contracts Restrictions on Judicial Review Changes to Prison Law Funding  Increased powers to restrict appointment of two counsel  Changes to Civil Legal Aid   All the changes proposed will bring a disastrous outcome to our Justice System… Read More ›

Dangerous Dogs , Anti Social Behaviour and Miscarriage of Justice

Amongst the distraction of PCT and Save UK Justice campaigning, it is important that as lawyers working to preserve the Rule of Law, we must not take our eye off developments in the law, particularly in what seems an opportune time for the government to perform the legislative equivalent of burying bad news. We have… 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 ›

New Sex Offenders Notification Requirements – Better Safe Guarding or An Invasion of Privacy

This is the question now facing the Divisional Court following Mr Justice Hickingbottom giving permission to bring a challenge to the government over the new provisions which came into force over the summer. The case will now be heard in July . This article originally appeared on The Justice Gap .  The new regulations provide for a… 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 ›