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Inside Justice welcomes four new Trustees

(Posted on 28/04/22)

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Inside Justice welcomes four new Trustees
Inside Justice, the charity which investigates miscarriages of justice, has recruited four new Trustees. 

Jo Millington, a long-time Inside Justice Advisory Panel member, providing expertise on bloodstain pattern analysis joins the team along with Jessica Ritchie, a criminology lecturer at the University of Leicester who has previously volunteered with the charity. While Tim Harrison, an eDiscovery expert and Kristiina Reed, a qualified barrister with a specialist interest in DNA evidence, have joined as newcomers. 

Jill Battley, Chair of Trustees for Inside Justice, welcomed the incoming trustees: “We now have a wonderfully diverse mix of legal, forensic, business, entrepreneurial, academic, film,writing, leadership and other expertise and experience to help the charity manage the increasing number of applications and complex cases coming to us.”

Mark Lister, CEO of Inside Justice added: “I am really pleased to work alongside our new Trustees as they will further strengthen the leadership of our specialist national charity.  As a small charity that relies totally on donations and pro-bono work from professional specialists like our Advisory Panel and Trustees, we are continuously amazed by their dedication and expertise. Their contribution is essential for our work to tackle wrongful convictions, press for improvements to the whole criminal justice system and partner with universities so students learn about miscarriages of justice.”

Jo, Jessica Tim and Kristiina will join existing Trustee members; Jill Battley (Chair), former Head of Intelligence for New Scotland Yard’s Serious Crime Directorate, Dr Ann Priston OBE, former President of the Forensic Science Society, Tracy Alexander, Director of Forensic Services at City of London Police and President of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences, Tom Conti, actor, director and writer and Mark Chadwick, ACA accountant.


Biographies: 

Tim Harrison is an eDiscovery expert. He comes with experience across three distinct areas of the practice. A qualified lawyer in litigation and arbitration, Tim has worked at some of the world’s largest law firms. Following several years working in law, Tim moved into eDiscovery project management for a global eDiscovery consultancy, where he managed some of the world’s largest and complex disputes and investigations. More recently, Tim founded Arkus Consulting - a bespoke eDiscovery and technology practice where he advises global law firms and corporate clients on eDiscovery best practices.

Jo Millington BSc (Hons) MSc PGCert MIABPA MCSFS is an experienced and accomplished forensic scientist, committed to delivering high quality forensic science and presenting a robust and balanced evaluation of scientific evidence to the court. She is currently Director of Millington Hingley Ltd where she delivers forensic science expertise within a range of contexts across the Criminal Justice System (prosecution and defence), research, academia and training. She previously worked within the Specialist Forensic Services division of the Metropolitan Police Service, the Forensic Science Service (London) and in the private forensic science sector; and over her 25+ years’ experience has been involved in the forensic investigation of hundreds of major and critical incidents.

Jo has an international reputation in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA) and recently set up her training and education company, Spatter/ED Ltd, where she delivers BPA training to forensic practitioners from all over the world.

Jo is committed to engagement and knowledge transfer and holds honorary academic positions at several UK universities. She is a Forensic Advisor to the media, which includes projects such as the BBC Conviction series, which followed the work of Inside Justice, Des, White House Farm and she is currently on the Silent Witness team. She has been an expert member of our Advisory Panel for several years and is looking forward to the opportunity to build her role as a Trustee of Inside Justice.

Kristiina Reed LLM is a barrister with 20 years practice prosecuting and defending serious and complex matters before the criminal courts and professional regulatory tribunals.

She has a specialist interest in forensic DNA evidence and the legal, regulatory and ethical frameworks surrounding its use within the criminal justice system. Kristiina is a guest lecturer at Kings College, London and has been invited as a guest speaker on the subject of forensic DNA evidence at international conferences and symposia.

Kristiina is a former Executive Committee member of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences and remains actively involved in its educational and training programme. She is also a member of the Inner Temple Bar Liaison Committee and the Inner Temple Pegasus Trust Committee.

Jessica Ritchie is a criminology lecturer at the University of Leicester. Her research focuses on criminal law, evidence law, and forensic evidence (particularly DNA evidence). She is admitted as a lawyer in Australia and has worked in academia and crime prevention. Jessica has volunteered for wrongful conviction and miscarriage of justice organisations for over 10 years.

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