Archive of General News

The Legal Compensation Scandal

July 17, 2019:

The following is an extract from an article about the potential harm to the wrongfully accused caused by the “compensation culture”. It was written by one of our members, Jeremy Dunning-Davies who also supplied the data in the graph. The whole article is available here. “One of the banes of our present-day society is the […]

Good News! Westminster Commission on Miscarriages of Justice Begins

July 16, 2019:

The Westminster Commission on Miscarriages has been established by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Miscarriages of Justice (APPGMJ) with a brief to investigate the ability of the criminal justice system to identify and rectify miscarriages of justice. The commission will focus on the Crminal Cases Review Commission, (CCRC) which to many, both in the legal […]

“We Believe You” film premiere at FACT Conference

May 19, 2019:

At our Spring FACT Conference we were very privileged to have the first showing of the video “We Believe You”. This powerful film gives a voice to those who have been wrongly accused of sexual offences. The victims of wrongful allegations describe their experiences from arrest right to the devastation left in the aftermath of […]

FACT is now able to refer victims with housing needs

May 7, 2019:

By supporting people who are victims of false allegations FACT is involved in all the different aspects of how the lives of individuals are affected. We are in contact with people who have become homeless as a result of allegations including loss of their home due to funding their defence and other costs, being unable […]

CrowdJustice may be able to help you fund your defence

The high quality advice you need to defend yourself against a false allegation can be very expensive. You may need help finding the money. CrowdJustice (www.crowdjustice.com) is the only crowd funding platform built specifically to help you pay for the costs associated with legal action. Crowdfunding allows you to raise money online from friends, family […]

No apology for miscarriage of justice victim Gareth Jones

February 8, 2019:

Gareth Jones was a care worker who was convicted of sexual assault in 2008. Gareth who has learning difficulties was working in a care home and called for help because a woman with dementia was bleeding heavily. He was arrested the following day. He had only been alone with the woman for four minutes while […]

Could the Gillen Review do more for the falsely accused?

February 2, 2019:

You could be forgiven for not having heard of the Gillen Review. The Criminal Justice Board in Northern Ireland commissioned this review of the arrangements to deliver justice in serious sexual offence cases. Its task was to ‘determine whether current arrangements deliver the best outcomes for victims, defendants and justice; and to make recommendations for […]

John Hemming wins libel case

January 31, 2019:

To quote the Telegraph ‘A former MP, who was falsely accused of being part of a VIP paedophile ring, has won a rare libel action over comments made about him on social media’. The MP described how he had received threats of violence and ‘hundreds if not thousands’ of aggressive messages. One person had even […]

Daniel Berke posts video on the topic of disclosure of evidence

December 15, 2018:

Daniel Berke of 3D solicitors was our main speaker at our Autumn conference. He has published a video where he explains the importance of gaining full disclosure of evidence to support your defence, and how you can help your defence team. Please take a look at this very useful video. https://vimeo.com/294637559

In grateful memory of the late Richard Webster

December 8, 2018:

Richard Webster was an investigative journalist, well loved by FACT members, who died in 2011 aged 60. Our chairman has written this tribute which is particularly pertinent as our 20th Anniversary approaches. Richard researched and wrote about many of the issues central to FACT’s work, he was very far sighted and I believe decades ahead […]

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