Speech by The Rt. Hon. The Lord Burnett of Maldon at the Criminal Cases Review Commission – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 6th, 2017 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, miscarriage of justice, speeches by tracey

‘I am very grateful to the Criminal Cases Review Commission for asking me to join you this morning to reflect briefly on your first twenty years of service to the rule of law and cause of justice. As I am first to speak may I thank Linklaters on your collective behalf for their generous hospitality without which this event would not be taking place. It is particularly poignant for me to be here because, as some of you know, I was junior counsel to the May inquiry into the convictions of the Guildford Four and Maguire family and so whilst not quite the midwife to the birth of the Criminal Cases Review Commission was one of those in the delivery room. You have a fascinating day ahead of you and I am only sorry that pressing commitments elsewhere will force me to leave, rather rudely, as soon as I have finished speaking.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 3rd November 2017

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Subpostmasters fight to clear names in theft and false accounting case – The Guardian

‘More than 1,000 subpostmasters who claim they were wrongly accused of theft or false accounting could join a class action against the Post Office to clear their names.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Get Carter gangland murder appeal rejected – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in appeals, Criminal Cases Review Commission, gangs, murder, news by sally

‘A bid to challenge a murder conviction that inspired the classic crime thriller Get Carter has been rejected by the High Court.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judges reject media request to release marine shooting video – The Guardian

‘Three of the UK’s most senior judges have rejected a request by the Guardian and other media organisations to sanction the release of video footage showing a British Royal Marine shooting dead a wounded Taliban fighter.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Senior military judge mishandled trial of jailed marine Alexander Blackman, official report finds – Daily Telegraph

‘Britain’s most senior military judge mishandled the trial of a Royal Marine accused of murdering a wounded Taliban fighter to the extent that his conviction may now be quashed, the body that investigates potential miscarriages of justice has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Marine’s conviction for killing Afghan insurgent could be quashed – The Guardian

‘A former Royal Marine serving a life sentence for murdering a wounded Afghan insurgent faces the “real possibility” of having his conviction quashed following the presentation of new evidence, an independent review has found.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk