Former Probation Officer wins sexual abuse case

A former probation officer has won an appeal after a family court judge concluded that he had sexually abused his three-year-old daughter while she was staying with him. His ex-partner had called police after questioning the girl about marks on her skin when she returned home. Police investigated the concerns of the girl’s mother. Prosecutors decided there […]

CCRC: Court of Appeal – Lady in The Lake Appeal starts today

1030 – today The safety of the conviction of the late Gordon Park for the murder of his wife Carol, who disappeared in 1975 and was found by amateur divers in Coniston Water in the Lake District in 1997, is to be considered by Court of Appeal judges. The challenge against his 2005 conviction follows […]

Marine Serving Life For Murdering Afghan Fighter Challenges Conviction

A Royal Marine serving life after being found guilty of murdering an injured Afghan fighter challenges his conviction today. Five judges at the Court Martial Appeal Court in London will review the case of Sergeant Alexander Blackman. Blackman, of Taunton in Somerset, will watch proceedings via video link from prison. His wife Claire and dozens […]

Court of Appeal allows charities to challenge legal aid cuts for prisoners

Two charities have today (Tuesday 28 July) won the right to challenge legal aid cuts for prisoners after the Court of Appeal ruled there was a risk that the system could be unfair and unlawful. The Howard League for Penal Reform and the Prisoners’ Advice Service (PAS) have been inundated with requests for help from […]