Criminal Justice Resources from QS Jordans

Tag: Miscarriage

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

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 Curious Case of Victor Nealon

When Victor Nealon was sat in his prison cell after yet another rejection by the Criminal Cases Review Commission in 2002, he may have wondered whether he would ever get his liberty – never mind receiving an actual apology for what has happened to him. You can read about the Victor Nealon case HERE and… 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 ›

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 ›

Nealon Case – Long Outstanding Case given directions slot 29th October

Victor Nealon will now finally see progress in his long outstanding CCRC Referral with the matter proceeding to directions before the New President of the Queens Bench Division Levenson LJ on 29th October . The hearing will concentrate on issues of whether two forensic experts should give evidence over DNA evidence obtained which identifies a… Read More ›

Letter to the Lord Chancellor – What you are going to miss

Dear Mr. Grayling, I can’t tell you how pleased I am to be coming to your place to speak to you about your plans for transforming legal aid. In case I don’t get the opportunity to raise every point many dedicated and angry lawyers from South Yorkshire  want me to raise on Monday  I thought… 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 ›

Miscarriage Compensation Update – Ian Lawless

The Case of Ian Lawless along with Barry George , Dennis , Ali and Tunbridge will be heard next week commencing on 17th October for 3 days before Irwin J . The cases have been selected as a Broad Spectrum of cases to assist the Court in giving guidance over the sort of cases which… Read More ›

Nealon Case – Fresh DNA Evidence Leads to Referral Finally

Victor Nealon was convicted of attempted rape and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 7 years in January 1997 . On 27th January 1998 his appeal was dismissed and he subsequently made two separate applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission in 1998 and and 2002 . Both applications were dismissed and… Read More ›