Criminal Justice Resources from QS Jordans

Tag: Historical Abuse

Historical Abuse Allegations – Getting the Right Lawyer

Historical Abuse Cases At QS Jordans we specialise in Historical Abuse Cases . We were the founding firm of the Historical Abuse Appeal Panel – a panel of dedicated Solicitors and Barristers interested in defending those falsely accused and seeking to quash the wrongful convictions of those who have suffered an injustice . We have… Read More ›

Its not for the police to decide a case , they are supposed to collect the evidence

Mark Newby writes for The Justice Gap on the recent announcement of the Bernard Hogan Howe Metropolitan Commissioner that the approach to investigating Historical Allegations currently being taken may need to be re-evaluated You know that things may be getting a little out of hand when the head of the Metropolitan Police Bernard Hogan-Howe is… Read More ›

The Secret to Securing Acquittals in Historic Cases

We find ourselves in a fortunate position to have achieved 4 consecutive Operation Pallial acquittals in the North Wales Care Homes Cases ensuring men we have represented can return to their lives untarnished by the allegations made against them . Returning acquittals is something we take a pride in , it is not always possible ,… Read More ›

There are no winners

As published on The Justice Gap – http://thejusticegap.com/2014/02/winners/ When the former director of public prosecutions Keir Starmer introduced new guidelines to the prosecution of sexual offences, he made much of an assertion that “the pendulum” had swung too far in favour of the accused. As a result, the DPP introduced a new code which did not… Read More ›

Celebrity Cases and the Path to Moral Panic

Risk of moral panic over celebrity sex abuse cases The current unfolding drama surrounding the explosion of sexual allegations in a post-Savile world is providing more twists than a modern day drama although it is worth remembering that sexual allegations are not a drama but a real life story affecting both the falsely accused and… Read More ›

Savile and the Future of Sexual Abuse Investigations

Mark Barlow Barrister at Garden Court North Chambers Manchester and Mark Newby Solicitor Advocate at Quality Solicitors Jordans Doncaster discuss the impact of the Savile Case and the recent decision to review the Waterhouse Inquiry into the Bryn Estyn Care Home In North Wales. Article first appeared on The Justice Gap here      Metropolitan… Read More ›

The Challenges of Historical Abuse Cases – 2009 Conference Paper

The Challenges of Historic Allegations This is the paper delivered to the Historical Abuses Conference in 2009 by Mark Barlow and Mark Newby . It identifies the current issues with Historical Cases , reviews the law as at 2009 and points to proposals for reform . The work has been heavily requested and is referred… Read More ›

Debate on the future of the Criminal Cases Review Commission – 30th March 2012

On 30th March 2012 there will be a symposium of the future of the Criminal Cases Review Commission in the light of sustained and credible criticism of the Commission and its performance . This will be a constructive debate engaging key speakers to see how the Commission is performing , its difficulties and the way… Read More ›

R v F [ 2011 ] Where Now for the AG Reference

The Decision in R v F [ 2011 ] is further evidence of the Courts attempt to grapple with the AG Reference ( No.1 of 1990 ) . The Court would say that AG Reference remains in tact and that the recent spate of cases is simply evidence of the Court becoming more adept at… Read More ›

The Challenges of Past Historical Allegations of Sexual Abuse

The challenges of defending those accused of sexual abuse is a key issue for our Criminal Justice System . The Balance to be reached between protecting victims who may genuinely have been abused and those accused who may be subject ot fals eor malicious allegations is a difficult and complex task . In this article… Read More ›