APPEAL Co-Director Matt Foot on Radio 4 Today Programme

APPEAL Co-Director Matt Foot on Radio 4 – the brutal compensation test   The European Court of Human Rights ruled yesterday that the UK test for receiving compensation following a wrongful conviction is lawful despite dissenting judges stating it is ‘virtually insurmountable’. Listen to Matt Foot being interviewed about the case on the Radio 4…

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Statement on Sam Hallam & Victor Nealon: Grand Chamber dismisses application, but recognises devastating impact of wrongful conviction

Statement on Sam Hallam & Victor Nealon Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights dismisses application, but recognises devastating impact of wrongful conviction Today, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held that the test for compensation introduced in 2014 (Section 133(1ZA) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988) is compatible…

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TV Licensing Help: Template Letters

TV Licensing Prosecutions: Forms and Template Letters Forms and template letters which may assist you if you have been or are being prosecuted for TV licensing. Listed below are forms and template letters which may assist you if you have been or are being prosecuted for TV licensing. The template letters are for information purposes…

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Response to the Crime Lower Consultation Legal Aid, 2024

Response to the Ministry of Justice Crime Lower Consultation Legal Aid APPEAL /// March 2024 APPEAL disagrees with current Ministry of Justice proposals to focus new criminal legal aid investment only in the early states of a case – and not to make changes to the CCRC fee scheme. These proposals are perilous not only…

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The inside story on the new Andy Malkinson documentary

The inside story on the new Andy Malkinson documentary APPEAL’s Lizzie Norton is behind-the-scenes A documentary telling the story of APPEAL’s client Andrew Malkinson’s fight for justice airs on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer on Thursday 6 June at 9pm.   ‘The Wrong Man: 17 Years Behind Bars’ gives Andy’s firsthand account of the shock…

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LAW COMMISSION CONSULTATION RESPONSE, 2023

Law Commission consultation response Rapid redress: reforms for the swift rectification of wrongful convictions in england and wales APPEAL /// November 2023 It took APPEAL client Andrew Malkinson two decades to clear his name. We set out reforms which will help ensure wrongful convictions are rectified more swiftly. Download this report as a PDF Download…

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Impact Report 2022/2023

Impact Report 2022/2023 Hope on the horizon APPEAL /// 2023   I will always remember the morning of 24 January 2023, when APPEAL’s client Andy Malkinson was given the news that his case had been referred to the Court of Appeal. We also learned that thanks to a DNA match on the database, another man…

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One person’s story of holistic care

One person’s story of holistic care APPEAL’s Survivor Advocacy service and why it matters   Over the past 20 years I have been involved with several legal teams but I can honestly say that APPEAL is the first to see me as more than just a case to progress. They see me as a complete,…

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