Cuts bring fear for victims of miscarriages of justice – The Guardian

Posted November 17th, 2007 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

“Victims of miscarriages of justice will have to spend longer in prison before their cases are reviewed because of government spending cuts, the head of the body that reviews such cases said yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 17th November 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

“Essex boys” murder case may be reopened – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2007 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, murder, news by sally

“Lawyers for the two men convicted of the ‘Essex Boys’ murders in which three drug dealers were shot dead in a Range Rover in a country lane say they are hopeful the case will be reopened as a result of fresh evidence. The case is being re-examined by the Criminal Cases Review Commission and has been submitted to the European court of human rights.”

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The Guardian, 8th September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Fresh hope in Range Rover murders – BBC News

Posted September 7th, 2007 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, murder, news by sally

“The Criminal Cases Review Commission has agreed to look again at the conviction of a man jailed for a triple murder in Essex 12 years ago.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk  

Regina v Cottrell; Regina v Fletcher – Times Law Reports

Posted September 5th, 2007 in appeals, Criminal Cases Review Commission, law reports by sally

Change-of-law appeals should not be referred

Regina v Cottrell; Regina v Fletcher

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“Where the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, would not normally extend time in which to renew an application for leave to appeal against conviction on the basis of a change in the law, the Criminal Cases Review Commission should not normally refer a conviction.”

The Times, 5th September 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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R v Cottrell; R v Fletcher [2007] EWCA Crim 2016 – WLR Daily

Posted August 2nd, 2007 in appeals, Criminal Cases Review Commission, law reports by sally

R v Cottrell; R v Fletcher [2007] EWCA Crim 2016 

The Criminal Cases Review Commission should not normally refer a conviction where the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, would not normally extend time in which to renew an application for leave to appeal against conviction on the basis of a change in the law.” 

WLR Daily, 2nd August 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note: once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.