Digital data and the criminal justice system.

” It’s always easy for lawyers to wade in with opinions – but it’s not just their system.”  The furore over rape victims having to hand over phones and the need for the public to have confidence in the criminal justice system. Read my latest article, published in the Justice Gap, Digital data and the […]

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How can you overturn a criminal conviction?

“Despite what many might think, miscarriages of justice do happen and there are probably more unsafe convictions than the criminal justice system is keen to accept. People who experience this are left wondering what they can do?” Read my latest article.  

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The Police are investigating what can I do?

“Many people, continuing to carry on with their everyday life are unsure what the future may hold when they are a suspect in a police investigation. It’s a time of uncertainty, where there are often more questions than answers…” Read my latest article.  

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The Tottenham 3: the legacy of the Broadwater Farm riot.

Read my article about the Tottenham 3: the legacy of the Broadwater farm riots. The determination to convict meant safeguards weren’t enforced; confessions were persuaded that were worthless and the prosecution case was, to coin a phrase, nothing but fake news.  As published in the Justice Gap. ” It was a death that led to […]

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Rape on trial.

Read my article, rape on trial.  We think we know what rape is but do we ? The legal definition of it has been adapting over time and the greatest legal strides have been made in the last 42 years.  As published in the Justice Gap. ” Daphne Morgan was asleep in her home in Wolverhampton, […]

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Rose Heilbron and the Cameo Cinema murders

Read my article about Rose Heilbron and the Cameo Cinema murders.  An extraordinary lawyer and an extraordinary case.  One of the oldest cases ever considered by the Court of Appeal. As published in the Justice Gap. “In January 1950 Rose Heilbron became the first female barrister to appear as leading counsel in a murder trial. […]

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A very bad case of brothel keeping.

Read my article, a very bad case of brothel-keeping. A British carry on, the legacy of Cynthia Payne and how the law on prostitution still forces women to live on the edge of the law. As published in the Justice Gap. “ Soon the legal profession will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of women being legally […]

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Disclosure in criminal cases, is this our darkest hour ?

Read my latest blog post concerning the disclosure regime in criminal cases. “Disclosure in criminal cases has recently come under intense scrutiny following the collapse of a number of prosecutions due to police failures to investigate or disclose information to the defence…” Disclosure in criminal cases. Is this our darkest hour?

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