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EVENT: Inside Justice takes part in Justice Week 2021

EVENT: Inside Justice takes part in Justice Week 2021(Posted on 18/02/21)

We are delighted to be taking part in this year's Justice Week which is organised by the Law Society and The Bar Council.  Inside Justice will be delivering a talk on Tuesday 2 March, 5.30pm which focuses on accessing justice for wrongful convictions. During the session our speakers will take the audience through the work required in a real-life investigation to identify a killer, and have the murder conviction of an innocent man quashed.&... Read more...

'Serial killer' nurse case referred to Court of Appeal

(Posted on 12/02/21)

A man who was convicted in 2008 of murdering four women and attempting to murder another by injecting them with insulin, has had his case referred to the Court of Appeal today.  All five women were elderly inpatients on orthopaedic wards where Colin Norris worked as a nurse. Following a detailed review of this complex and difficult case, the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) has decided to refer all five of Mr Norris’s convictions... Read more...

Wrongly Convicted Man Receives £2.5m Compensation

(Posted on 10/02/21)

A Polish man who served 18 years for a rape and murder he did not commit has been awarded 12.8m zloty (£2.5m) in compensation by a court.  Tomasz Komenda had been sentenced to 25 years in jail in 2004 for the rape and murder of Malgorzata Kwiatkowska. The 15-year-old’s body was found frozen outside a club after a New Year’s Eve party in 1996 in the village of Miloszyce near the city of Wroclaw. In March 2018 he had cried tears of relief... Read more...

UK Actor Ricky Tomlinson Tries to Overturn Conviction

(Posted on 04/02/21)

A group of 14 trade unionists including actor Ricky Tomlinson are attempting to have their convictions overturned at the Court of Appeal this week.  The group say police destroyed evidence, and claim security chiefs prejudiced their trial. The men were convicted over allegedly illegal protests during a 1972 strike. Six of the 14 have since died but their families have continued the cases in their names. Tomlinson was jailed for... Read more...

Video: Don't Know What You've Got ('til it's gone): The Problems with Retaining Evidence

(Posted on 28/01/21)

This seminar took place on Wednesday 20th January 2021 and was organised by Northumbria University. Speakers include Damian Allain, the Head of Casework at Inside Justice, a former New Scotland Yard senior detective, and Professor Carole McCartney, Northumbria University. They both provided an in-depth discussion on evidence retention. The talk detailed the Evidence Retention Project undertaken by Inside Justice, which has interrogated... Read more...

Simon Jenkins Comment: It's time to reform archaic court process

Simon Jenkins Comment: It's time to reform archaic court process(Posted on 22/01/21)

In his column for the Guardian newspaper today, Simon Jenkins argues that due to the pandemic, the courts should take the opportunity to introduce major reforms.  In the paper he writes that jury trials are archaic, and should be abandoned other than in exceptional cases. In addition, the restrictive job demarcation between solicitors and barristers should end. All qualified lawyers should have rights of audience before any judge or panel... Read more...

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