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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...


Calls for laws on computer evidence to be changed

Calls for laws on computer evidence to be changed (Posted on 31/05/21)

The British Computer Society (BCS) which is the Chartered Institute for IT has called for an end to the legal presumption that data from computer systems is always correct, with no burden on the prosecution to prove it. The call comes in the aftermath of what is thought to be the largest miscarriage of justice in British criminal history with 39 former sub postmasters and postmistresses having their convictions quashed at the Court of Appeal last... Read more...


Video: Evidence Retention and Post-conviction Disclosure

Video: Evidence Retention and Post-conviction Disclosure(Posted on 27/05/21)

Louise Shorter, Founder and Investigator at Inside Justice gave a presentation on 'Evidence Retention and Post-conviction Disclosure' to Cardiff University's Miscarriage of Justice Awareness Society on Thursday 6th May.  It was hosted by the University of Manchester.   Click here to watch the presentation. Read more...


New research finds lawyers shying away from CCRC casework due to funding

New research finds lawyers shying away from CCRC casework due to funding(Posted on 21/05/21)

The full extent of how legal aid changes have impacted on applications made to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) has been revealed in a new study. The CCRC: Legal Aid and Legal Representatives report by University of Sussex researchers took three years to complete.  The report brought the issue of legal aid funding into sharp focus and the fact that many law firms and their representatives simply cannot afford... Read more...


Event: Is the role of the expert witness irrelevant in the justice system?

Event: Is the role of the expert witness irrelevant in the justice system?(Posted on 17/05/21)

We are delighted to be taking part in the forthcoming British Academy for Forensic Sciences seminar which takes place on Tuesday 25th May, 6pm.  Louise Shorter, Founder and Investigator at Inside Justice will look at a selection of cases which relied on expert evidence and invite you too to share any cases where you believe the courts didn't get it right. Abstract: Criminal prosecutions often involve expert evidence. Five years ago, Justice... Read more...





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