Michael Mansfield: ‘Risk of miscarriages of justice as great as ever’ – The Guardian

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in evidence, forensic science, legal aid, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

“At the Guardian’s Open Weekend, Michael Mansfield QC warns against imagining that miscarriages of justice are something that have declined since famous confession-based cases of the 1980s. In today’s world, where faulty forensic evidence is more likely to be the problem, he worries about access to justice, pointing the finger at the emasculation of the legal aid system by successive governments and a renewed attempt to erode the right to trial by jury.”


The Guardian, 2nd April 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk