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UK Government Prepares for Massive Payout to Post Masters

UK Government Prepares for Massive Payout to Post Masters(Posted on 27/07/21)

It has been estimated that the government could pay as much £233 million in compensation to those post masters and postmistresses wrongly convicted during the Horizon scandal.  Those who have had their convictions overturned have received interim compensation of up to £100,000 each.   As reported in The Justice Gap, the Post Office is now contacting postmasters  with the aim of making an offer within 28 days of... Read more...


‘It’s Scary’ Thousands of Criminal Cases Collapsing Due to Missing and Lost Evidence

‘It’s Scary’ Thousands of Criminal Cases Collapsing Due to Missing and Lost Evidence(Posted on 26/07/21)

Thousands of criminal court cases are collapsing in England and Wales every year due to missing and lost evidence – raising concerns about the potential for serious miscarriages of justice.  As reported in Byline Times a total of 11,736 cases collapsed due to key evidence being missing between the start of October 2018 and the end of June 2020, according to data acquired through a Freedom of Information request. Of these, 21 were... Read more...


No compensation given to miscarriage of justice victims in 12 months

No compensation given to miscarriage of justice victims in 12 months(Posted on 16/07/21)

According to a Freedom of Information request by the Justice Gap  to the Ministry of Justice revealed that no compensation has been given to miscarriage of justice victims over the last 12 months.  This is the third year since the Coalition government restricted payouts with the introduction of its Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 that no money has been paid out under what is known as the section 133. To read the... Read more...


Stockwell Six: Three men have 1972 convictions quashed

Stockwell Six: Three men have 1972 convictions quashed (Posted on 06/07/21)

Three men have had their names cleared as the Court of Appeal quashed their convictions after they were jailed nearly 50 years ago on the word of a detective with the British Transport Police who was later found to be corrupt. Courtney Harriot, Paul Green and Cleveland Davidson were arrested after leaving Stockwell station in 1972.  The trio, now in their late 60s, and three friends – who became known as the “Stockwell... Read more...


Radio Interview with Louise Shorter on Hull Kingston FM

Radio Interview with Louise Shorter on Hull Kingston FM(Posted on 24/06/21)

Louise Shorter, Founder and Investigator at Inside Justice featured in an interview on Hull Kingston Radio with presenter Wolfy on the charity's work.   They talked about how we investigate miscarriage of justice cases, the Advisory Panel, our Keep the Evidence policy work and the challenge of doing this work as a small charity.  The interview was aired on Thursday 24 June 2021.  You can listen to Louise and Wolfy's conversation... Read more...


Video: Experts - Who Needs Them?

(Posted on 14/06/21)

On May 25th Louise Shorter, Founder and Investigator of Inside Justice gave a talk to the British Academy of Forensic Science on 'Is the role of the expert witness irrelevant in the justice system?' Criminal prosecutions often involve expert evidence. Five years ago, Justice Secretary Michael Gove, now Minister for the Cabinet Office, declared the British people had had enough of experts. At Inside Justice, we disagree but we are only too aware... Read more...





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