CCRC makes six more appeal referrals

An article published elsewhere on this website on 3rd September, 2021 highlighted a particularly busy period for the Criminal Case Review Commission (CCRC) (read more here). Just ten days later, the watchdog announced a further six appeal referrals. All are applicants connected to the much publicised ‘Post Office Horizon’ scandal. The cases of Mohammed Aslam, AmandaContinue reading “CCRC makes six more appeal referrals”

Will lack of funding block road to justice?

A long-running battle against alleged miscarriages of justice is grinding along slowly, but surely. But, as so many have found before Ralph Christie, a Leeds-born carpet trader turned property developer, a lack of funds severely hampers the process, writes Neil Wilby. The proceedings in question began with his arrest by West Yorkshire Police in July,Continue reading “Will lack of funding block road to justice?”

Does Court of Appeal Horizon judgment scupper convicted murderer’s innocence claim?

An absorbing and, at times, testing four days was spent last month looking into the beautifully ornate Court 4 at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, writes Neil Wilby. Held remotely, of course, in this virus epidemic era, it was a Court of Appeal Criminal Division hearing of forty-two cases remitted by the CriminalContinue reading “Does Court of Appeal Horizon judgment scupper convicted murderer’s innocence claim?”