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Divisional Court gives guidance on CCRC applications

Related Member(s):
Danny Friedman QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Crime and Regulatory Law, Human Rights, Public Law

The judgment reviewed the case law on the unique powers of the Criminal Cases Review Commission, which reflect a balance between the important, but residual, safeguard against miscarriage of justice and the principle of finality. The power to refer a conviction back to the Court of Appeal is a matter of judgment for the CCRC and it should not be usurped by the Divisional Court. Please see here for the full judgment.

Danny Friedman QC acted for the CCRC in this case.