Posts tagged with  " law and legal "

The Secret Barrister, Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken

September 28, 2018:
The Secret Barrister, stories of the law and how it is broken

This is a very scary book. However, most people who read this book review on FACT website will already have some experience of how the legal system is malfunctioning. The Secret Barrister (a junior barrister specialising in criminal law and named Independent Blogger of the Year in 2016 and 2017) begins by tracing the history […]

Justice Select Committee Reports on Disclosure Failings

July 21, 2018:

The wrongfully accused may feel heartened by two items of good news in the last week. First there was Judge Mann’s judgement in favour of Cliff Richard who had his reputation, health and income trashed by the actions of the BBC. You can read Simon Warr’s views on this judgement here. Secondly the Justice Select […]

Member of our advisory group makes submission to Justice Committee ‘Inquiry on Disclosure of Evidence’

July 15, 2018:

Chris Saltrese is a solicitor specialising in the defence of those accused of sexual offences. He is a member of our advisory group. He has submitted written evidence to the Justice Committee ‘Inquiry on Disclosure of Evidence’. The full submission is available here. The following are extracts from his submission summarising the problem and his […]

The Tyranny of Rape Myths Dogma

July 9, 2018:

This article is by Peter Joyce, one of our members from New Zealand who was wrongfully accused of raping a child. He wrote about his experience in a book titled ‘Dry Ice’. You can download the article as a PDF file, or continue reading below. “No no no!” said my lawyer, as if it would […]

An opportunity to submit evidence concerning disclosure failures

February 28, 2018:

Thanks to Dr Ros Burnett, Oxford University Criminology Department, for bringing the following news items to our attention Some FACT members have suffered injustice due to failures of disclosure. We now have a very welcome opportunity to submit evidence to the Justice Committee. We believe that contrary to the view previously expressed by the DPP […]

FACTion, Winter 2017-18 now available

February 19, 2018:

Our latest edition of FACTion is available here This issue has articles on a university innocence project, the new All Party Parliamentary Group on Miscarriages of Justice, the results of FACT’s questionnaire on coping strategies used by the falsely accused and one peron’s experience of being wrongly accused. There is an article reviewing 20 years […]

Isaac Itiary, another victim of non disclosure of vital evidence

December 20, 2017:

A few days after Liam Allan escaped a possible prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, saved by a diligent prosecutor chasing up non disclosed material, another man is rescued at the last minute. Isaac Itiary had spent several months in prison awaiting his trial having been charged with six counts of sexual activity […]

Warning to all wrongfully accused: keep all your records safe even when you think your case is closed

November 6, 2017:

Retain All Your Records in a Safe Dry Place even when you think Your Case Is Closed This may be especially pertinent to those whose case has been deemed NFA, no further action. The Helpline regularly experiences calls from Falsely Accused people who believed all was over. Callers are being informed by police that their […]

Winter Edition of FACTion available now

February 24, 2017:

The Winter edition of FACTion has now been published, with many subjects of interest. Read about the Henriques Report, the phenomenon of false memories, the experience of being falsely accused of rape and much more. You can download the magazine here.

New FACTsheet on how to cope with a false allegation

February 7, 2017:

A new FACTsheet has been prepared based on the experience gleaned by some members who were falsely accused of historic sexual abuse in a work setting. It lists 22 very practical steps that you can take to help in your defence. These steps not only help you to gain some sense of control when your […]

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