‘Fake rape’ woman Layla Ibrahim fights to clear name – BBC News

‘A woman sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of faking her own rape says she is now fighting to clear her name.’

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BBC News, 15th November 2016

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Woman jailed for faking own violent rape battles to clear her name – The Guardian

‘A woman accused of beating herself up and faking her own violent rape has launched a bid to clear her name.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2016

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Scores of cases set to be reviewed or dropped after collapse of Tulisa trial – The Independent

‘The Criminal Cases Review Commission has confirmed it is reviewing six cases involving celebrities who were convicted following involvement with Mazher Mahmood, better known as the Fake Sheikh.’

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The Independent, 6th October 2016

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Shocking injustices: the conviction of David Bryant – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

“You are free to go. I am very sorry.” It was with these words that Lord Justice Leveson in the Court of Appeal quashed the conviction of David Bryant, a former fireman of seemingly impeccable character, for abusing a boy four decades earlier in a case that was based upon the uncorroborated word of a man revealed to be “a chronic liar”.

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 16th August 2016

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Defendant who represented himself gets new case review hope – The Guardian

‘A dyslexic defendant who represented himself in a crown court trial – after being handed 790 hours of CCTV footage to review in prison to support his alibi – is challenging his conviction for attempted murder.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2016

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Two-thirds of ‘miscarriage’ referrals successful – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Two-thirds of cases referred to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) for suspected miscarriages of justice have succeeded on appeal, the government has revealed.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th May 2016

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Ched Evans: Wales footballer’s rape conviction quashed – BBC News

Posted April 21st, 2016 in appeals, Criminal Cases Review Commission, news, rape, retrials by tracey

‘Footballer Ched Evans has had his conviction for rape quashed at the Court of Appeal in London, but will face a new trial.’

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BBC News, 21st April 2016

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The criminal review system is failing innocent prisoners – The Guardian

‘The Criminal Cases Review Commission was supposed to provide a safety net for those wrongly convicted, but it hasn’t shone a light on miscarriages of justice.’

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The Guardian, 19th April 2016

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Ched Evans rape appeal decision delayed until April – BBC News

Posted March 24th, 2016 in appeals, Criminal Cases Review Commission, delay, news, rape by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal will not give its decision on an appeal by footballer Ched Evans against his conviction for rape until April, judges have said.’

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BBC News, 23rd March 2016

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Ched Evans: Rape conviction ‘miscarriage of justice’ appeal heard by senior judges – Daily Telegraph

‘Footballer’s case referred to Court of Appeal in London by Criminal Cases Review Commission, which investigates possible miscarriages of justice.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2016

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Ched Evans rape conviction to be reviewed by Appeal Court later this month – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 3rd, 2016 in appeals, Criminal Cases Review Commission, evidence, news, rape by sally

‘Footballer’s case referred to Court of Appeal in London by Criminal Cases Review Commission, which investigates possible miscarriages of justice.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd March 2016

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Sgt Alexander Blackman’s wife ‘cautiously optimistic’ of new appeal – Daily Telegraph

‘The wife of a Royal Marine given a life sentence for murdering a Taliban captive has said she is cautiously optimistic new evidence will see his case sent back to the Appeal Court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2015

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Hunting convictions thrown into doubt after court case collapses – Daily Telegraph

‘The neutrality of Professor Stephen Harris, one of the UK’s leading authorities on foxes, has been called into question.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2015

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Ched Evans must wait to see whether he can appeal against rape conviction – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2015 in appeals, Criminal Cases Review Commission, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘The panel assessing Ched Evans’s latest attempt to have his rape conviction overturned have said further investigation is needed before it can announce a decision.’

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The Guardian, 16th September 2015

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Body in carpet murder: Court appeal to be heard in 2016 – BBC News

‘An appeal against the conviction of two men for the “body in a carpet” killing of a teenage girl more than two decades ago will be heard next year.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2015

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Activist’s conviction to be quashed after undercover officer testified at trial – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2015 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, evidence, news, police, spying by sally

‘The criminal conviction of a campaigner is to be quashed after prosecutors admitted an undercover police officer gave evidence in a court case using a fake identity. Michael Gracia’s conviction for assaulting an officer during a pro-cycling demonstration is to be overturned as prosecutors conceded one of the co-defendants at his original trial was working undercover for the police.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2015

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Are too few convictions overturned? – BBC News

‘There is room for argument over whether the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) is too cautious in referring suspected miscarriages of justice to the Court of Appeal, as the Commons Justice Committee has said.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2015

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Exclusive: Miscarriages of justice charity seeks law firm status – Legal Futures

‘A criminal appeals charity run by lawyers has applied to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to be a regulated legal practice, and could become the first charity to become a traditional law firm in its own right.’

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Legal Futures, 26th March 2015

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Justice body needs ‘bolder approach’ say MPs – BBC News

‘A public body that reviews miscarriages of justice should be “bolder” and refer more cases to the Court of Appeal, a group of MPs has said.’

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BBC News, 25th March 2015

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Miscarriage of justice review body is dismissed as the Court of Appeal’s ‘lap dog’ in hard-hitting report – The Independent

‘Innocent victims of miscarriages of justice are “languishing in jail” due to delays and faults in the case review system, according to MPs behind a hard-hitting report to be published this week.’

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The Independent, 22nd March 2015

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