Victor Nealon and Sam Hallam file application with European Court of Human Rights

July 9, 2019

On 30 January 2019, the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of Hallam and Nealon v Secretary of State for Justice [2019] UKSC 1. It ruled that the statutory provisions governing eligibility for compensation of persons whose conviction for a criminal offence is reversed are compatible with the presumption of innocence […]

New JUSTICE Working Party Report – Prosecuting Sexual Offences

June 10, 2019

On 10th June 2019, JUSTICE launches its latest working party report, Prosecuting Sexual Offences, chaired by HH Peter Rook QC. Recent years have seen a surge in sexual offence allegations. The uncovering of non-recent crimes, a rise in reporting, shifting cultural attitudes and the internet have all contributed to a large increase of cases entering […]

Supreme Court rejects Strasbourg Court reasoning on the presumption of innocence

January 30, 2019

Today the Supreme Court gave judgment in two appeals, in which JUSTICE intervened, on whether the presumption of innocence is violated by the compensation scheme for people who have been wrongfully convicted of criminal offences. By a 5-2 majority the Justices concluded that the presumption of innocence is not affected by the test that the Secretary […]

New JUSTICE Working Party report ‘Understanding Courts’

January 25, 2019

On 25th January JUSTICE launched its latest working party report, Understanding Courts, chaired by Sir Nicholas Blake and supported by Allen and Overy LLP. This report seeks to place lay people at the heart of the justice system – across all courts and tribunals – so that these are places not simply where legal professionals […]

The Administrative Justice Council holds its first meeting

July 13, 2018

The Administrative Justice Council held its first meeting at Freshfields LLP in London on Friday 13 July 2018.  Forty members from across the administrative justice landscape came together to discuss issues including the courts and tribunal’s reform programme, the ombudsman system, administrative justice in devolved administrations and the Council’s priorities for the year ahead. The […]

New JUSTICE Working Party report on immigration and asylum appeals

July 2, 2018

On Monday 2nd July 2018 at Kingsley Napley LLP, JUSTICE launched its latest Working Party report, Immigration and Asylum appeals – a fresh look. JUSTICE’s Working Party was concerned with the considerable challenges faced by the UK immigration and asylum appeals system. The Working Party took a holistic view of the process – from Home […]

Joint Statement on the report by the Intelligence and Security Committee into Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition

June 29, 2018

The Intelligence and Security Committee’s report has revealed shocking new details of UK complicity in torture and rendition, with UK agencies far more deeply and systemically involved in the US tortureand rendition programme than had previously been publicly known. However, these revelations only expose the tip of the iceberg. The restrictions under which the Committee […]

Suspects in police detention need effective access to legal assistance

June 12, 2018

Our first Working Party report in Scotland was published on 7 June 2018. The importance of legal assistance during police detention needs to be better understood, not only by suspects but also by the solicitors tasked with providing that assistance, concludes our report Legal Assistance in the Police Station. The report identifies that a concerning number of suspects in […]

New JUSTICE report on preventing digital exclusion

June 5, 2018

London, June 2018 – On Monday 4th June 2018, JUSTICE launched its latest Working Party report, Preventing digital exclusion from online justice. JUSTICE’s Working Party was concerned about the wide range of digitally excluded people – such as those without access to technology or with low digital capability. An ambitious programme of court reforms is […]

JUSTICE to Intervene in Supreme Court Case

May 8, 2018

JUSTICE is today intervening in the Supreme Court case, R (on the application of Nealon & Hallam) v Secretary of State for Justice. We will be providing evidence of the inadequacy of the current statutory compensation regime, arguing that the current regime has reduced the redress for wrongful conviction to virtually nothing. Victor Nealon and Sam […]