R (Adams) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

Posted December 4th, 2009 in compensation, evidence, law reports, miscarriage of justice by sally

R (Adams) v Secretary of State for Justice [2009] EWCA Civ 1291; [2009] WLR (D) 350

“A convicted person seeking compensation as a result of reversal of his conviction on the basis of new or newly discovered facts establishing beyond reasonable doubt that there had been a miscarriage of justice had to show that the facts had been unknown to the convicted person during the trial process or an in-time appeal. Incompetence by legal representatives in deploying those facts at trial was not envisaged as something going seriously wrong in the conduct of the trial such as to constitute a miscarriage of justice.”

WLR Daily, 3rd December 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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