Innovation of Justice 24 Nov 2018 – Reviving the Criminal Justice System

The first Innovation of Justice event is to be held on Saturday, 24 November 2018, at the University of Manchester.  It aims to bring together victims of miscarriages of justice and those who can change or influence the law.

 

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Issues facing the legal profession
  • Disclosure failings
  • Problems with the offence of joint enterprise
  • False allegations
  • And more

 

INTRODUCTION

Claire McGourlay

Claire is a Professor of Law at the University of Manchester School of Law. Claire runs the Miscarriages of Justice Review Centre and has been involved with miscarriages of justice since 1991.

Annie Brodie-Akers

Annie is the Co-Founder of ‘Innovation of Justice’, as well as the Elected President of the Miscarriage of Justice Awareness Society in Sheffield for the 2018/19 academic year.

Katie Louise Baker

Katie is the Communications Manager for Innovation of Justice. Katie is also studying the LLM BPTC at the University of Law in London.

FALSE ALLEGATIONS

Simon Warr

Simon was a languages teacher who was accused of historic sexual abuse of three of his pupils.

JOINT ENTERPRISE

Jan Cunliffe

Jan is the Joint Enterprise not Guilty by Association (JENGbA) co-founder.

DNA ANALYSIS

Professor Allan James

Allan has built a high-profile reputation for his work challenging convictions based on DNA evidence.

LEGAL PROFESSION

Danielle Manson

Danielle is a barrister at Red Lion Chambers.

Mark Robinson

Mark is a trainee solicitor with criminal law firm; Emery, Halil and Brown.

DISCLOSURE FAILINGS

Julia Smart

Julia was the barrister who represented Liam Allen in his highly publicised trial which collapsed to due to serious disclosure failings.

Jerry Hayes

Jerry was former Conservative MP for Harlow from 1983 until 1997 and is a criminal barrister specialising in high profile cases – Jerry was the barrister prosecuting Liam’s case.

COURT OF APPEAL AND THE CCRC

Michael O’Brien

Michael was one of the ‘Cardiff Newsagent Three’ convicted of the murder. It took 11 years before his conviction, to be quashed.

David James Smith

David is an award-winning journalist and author. He has written extensively about crime and criminal justice issues. David is now a commissioner on the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

DISCLOSURE POST-TRIAL

The Centre for Criminal Appeals

The Centre for Criminal Appeals is a law charity that fights miscarriages of justice and demands reform.

Eddie Gilfoyle

Eddie was convicted of his wife’s murder. To date, this case has had five separate independent investigations. All of which have all concluded that Paula Gilfoyle committed suicide and that the conviction of Eddie Gilfoyle is unsafe and unsatisfactory.

THE EFFECT ON THE FAMILIES

Susan Caddick

Susan Caddick, Mr Gilfoyle’s sister, has fought tirelessly for her brother’s conviction to be overturned.

JENGBA

JENGbA is a grassroots campaign that consists of families who support their sons, daughters, nephews, nieces, cousins, brothers and sisters who have been wrongfully convicted and sentenced by the ‘joint enterprise’ doctrine.

Lorraine Allan

Lorraine, Liam’s Mother went through 2 years of turmoil thinking of anything she could do to help her son.

INNOVATION OF JUSTICE

Liam Allan

Liam is the co-founder of ‘Innovation of Justice’ and was falsely accused of rape and exonerated after it was revealed during the court case the police had failed to disclose vital evidence proving innocence.

 

To find out more or to book tickets please visit the Eventbrite Innovation for Justice page.