A doctor who was wrongfully accused of sexual assault of a female patient had his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal last week. He had already served his full prison sentence and been struck off the medical register. While he was in prison his family instructed a new legal team who uncovered fresh evidence […]
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In 2012, Cardiff became the first university innocence project in the UK to successfully have a case referred to the Court of Appeal after submission to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). Today, after almost ten years of investigative work by students and academics on dozens of cases in innocence projects in more than twenty […]
This is an extract of an item which appears on the Guardian website on 8th Jan 2013 The court of appeal has quashed the murder convictions of five men convicted of a gangland killing after hearing of failures to reveal potentially crucial evidence to the defence. The five men were serving life sentences totalling a minimum of […]
Claire Curtis Thomas has recently asked several questions about the work of the Crimiminal Cases Review Commission Written Answers — Justice: Criminal Cases Review Commission (4 Feb 2009) Claire Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps the Criminal Cases Review Commission plans to take to reduce its level of case accumulation; […]
The following question was asked in Parliament by Claire Curtis Thomas on 3rd March 2009 Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby, Labour) | Hansard source To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) complaints and (b) items of correspondence have been received by the Criminal Cases Review Commission in relation to historical sex abuse investigations […]