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MISCARRIAGES OF JUSTICE

The Miscarriages of Justice Project is based around helping prisoners who have maintained their innocence throughout their trial and conviction and continue to do so now. Our project members are tasked with analysing and finding discrepancies within prisoners’ files that could lead to their conviction being quashed and the prisoner being exonerated.  The Miscarriages of Justice Project is a great way to engage practically with real-world criminal law cases. With the goal of discovering new legal grounds, we review a variety of issues, such as legal practices, misuses of evidence and inconsistencies within witness statements, with the intention of applying to the Criminal Cases Review Commission, in the hope of giving wrongfully convicted prisoners a chance at freedom. 

 

We have a team of 8 legal researchers continuing with the project and are looking to recruit a further 17. 

 

If you would like to get into touch regarding a potential case that you believe we can assist you with, please contact probono@le.ac.uk