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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The mother who changed the justice system

Read my article, published in the Justice Gap, “Doreen Lawrence,  the mother who changed the justice system.” ” In 1993, nearly 26 years ago, Doreen Lawrence’s eldest son was murdered. Stephen was 18 years old, a bright, happy young man aspired to be an architect. Knife crime isn’t a new phenomenon that plagues the streets. […]

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Alan Turing and the condemnation of the criminal law

Read my article in the Justice Gap, ” Alan Turing and the condemnation of the criminal law“. ” February in LGBT history month and so it seems only fitting that BBC 2 recently named Alan Turing their icon of the twentieth century. When the award was read out, Chris Packham who had championed his cause, reminded […]

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Killed by injustice: the legacy of Mahmoud Mattan

Read my article, as published in the Justice Gap, “Killed by injustice, the legacy of Mahmoud Mattan”, the story of the last man to be hanged in Wales, a notorious miscarriage of justice and the first ever Criminal Cases Review Commission referral. ” In Wales, there is a proverb that a great sin can enter […]

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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 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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