Court of Appeal quash convictions of the Shrewsbury 24


Fourteen of the “flying Pickets” known as the Shrewsbury 24, have won their appeals against conviction for picketing during the National Building Strikes of 1972. The outcome is the culmination of a long running miscarriage of justice campaign.

Danny Friedman QC leading Ben Newton from Doughty Street Chambers was instructed by Kate Goold and Jamie Potter at Bindmans LLP. They acted for 12 of the appellants including the lead defendant Des Warren (now deceased).

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