Criminal Justice Resources from QS Jordans

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The Refusal of Miscarriage Compensation – What next

On 12th June the  High Court rejected challenges by Victor Nealon and Sam Hallam in their miscarriage of justice test case for compensation for 24 lost years served in prison before having their convictions quashed. Victor Nealon spent 17 years in prison for attempted rape before his conviction was quashed on the basis of a DNA…. Read More ›

Victor Nealon Case – The difficult decision to sue the CCRC

Readers of the Independent and twittersphere may have seen that a formal letter before action has been issued against the Criminal Cases Review Commission arising out of its past reviews of the case of Victor Nealon . There are of course many disappointed applicants to the Commission who naturally may see this important action as vindication… Read More ›

Victor Nealon – Update

The long outstanding CCRC Referral of Victor Nealon is now nearing its hearing . In this case in which DNA has been found from an unknown male on the victims intimate clothing which was not Victor Nealon’s  despite this the Crown continue to seek to oppose the appeal . The Crown argue that notwithstanding this… 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 ›

DNA evidence could speed release of man convicted of attempted sex attack

The Guardian reports on the Case of Victor Nealon and fresh tests now being undertaken by the CPS  in the light of our investigation into this case which highlighted  that DNA material linking the offence to another person had been found . These tests could finally officailly prove Victor Nealons innocence and lead to an… Read More ›