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Warning to the Wrongfully Accused, Keep your Records for Life

December 7, 2016:

It is understandably tempting to think that after 4 years it might be safe to dispose of documents which are closely connected to the trauma of being falsely accused. A word of caution. We are finding that the records you hold may, at some point, be the only records which exist. Even the most important […]

Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse – Important New Book

October 28, 2016:
Cover of Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse

This new book, Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse, is edited by Dr Ros Burnett (Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford). It contains 21 chapters by criminologists, psychologists, legal scholars and other experts, discussing policies and practices that impact on people who are falsely accused of sexual and physical offences against adults and children. […]

MP calls for rape anonymity laws to be reviewed after case dropped

January 7, 2015:

The Conservative MP Mark Pritchard has called for a review of laws that grant anonymity to sexual assault complainants after Scotland Yard said that he would face no further action over a rape allegation. Pritchard, the MP for The Wrekin, in Shropshire, attacked what he described as the “vindictive and outrageous story” that led to […]

A social worker who accused an innocent father of abusing his daughter has claimed the police put pressure on her to stand by the lie.

August 10, 2014:

A social worker who accused an innocent father of abusing his daughter has claimed the police put pressure on her to stand by the lie. When asked who was putting pressure on her, she replied: ‘I was under pressure at that police station … to exaggerate or confirm what I had written.’ Mrs Smith said […]

Law graduate faces jail after being found guilty of falsely accusing her former boyfriend of a series of rapes

June 6, 2014:

A law graduate faces jail after being found guilty of falsely accusing her former boyfriend of a series of rapes and assaults as an excuse for doing poorly in her barrister training. The allegations made by Rhiannon Brooker meant Paul Fensome was arrested, charged and held in prison for 37 days. Following an 11-week trial, […]

MP Nigel Evans cleared of sexual assaults

April 11, 2014:

Former deputy speaker of the House of Commons Nigel Evans has been cleared of a string of sex abuse charges, including one of rape. The rape claim was one of several allegations made by seven men during a five-week trial at Preston Crown Court. The former Conservative MP was said to have used his political […]

Solicitors to challenge to Sex Offenders Registration Rules

March 12, 2013:

The following Media release has been issued by Quality Solicitors Jordans X v Secretary of State for Home Department March 7, 2013 It has been confirmed that a challenge to the requirement of convicted Sex Offenders to provide details of their bank accounts and credit cards will be heard by the Administrative Court at Birmingham […]

Media Release: Chris Saltrese responds to DPP's proposals to review sexual offences programme.

The Following media release has been issued by Chris Saltrese, a solicitor specialising in defending allegations of sexual abuse . MEDIA RELEASE CHRIS SALTRESE RESPONSE TO THE DPP’S PROPOSALS TO REVIEW SEXUAL OFFENCE PROSECUTIONS “Case building’ risks case manufacture in historic child abuse” warns defence solicitor. Responding to the DPPs proposals to increase prosecutions for alleged […]

Court of appeal quashes convictions of five men for murder

January 10, 2013:

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 […]

Minister publishes report on the retention and disclosure of criminal records (Independent Review)

March 20, 2010:

The following appears on the They Work For You website here Retention and Disclosure of Records (Independent Review) Home Department Written answers and statements, 18 March 2010 Alan Johnson (Home Secretary; Kingston upon Hull West & Hessle, Labour) I am today publishing the report of the Independent Adviser for Criminality Information Management, Mrs. Sunita Mason, into […]

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