Miscarriage of justice compensation provisions in the Criminal Justice Act 1988 are incompatible with the presumption of innocence. Following the April 2016 judgment, permission will now be sought to pursue the matter before the Supreme Court.

Judgement: Hallam & Anor, R (on the applications of) v The Secretary of State for Justice (rev 1) [2016] EWCA Civ 355 (11 April 2016)

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11.04.16

Recompense for the wrongfully convicted (Victor Nealon)

The latest in the Nealon and Hallam miscarriage of justice compensation test cases.

01.03.16

Victor Nealon compensation for miscarriage of justice

The hearing in the appeal against the dismissed claims brought by Victor Nealon and Sam Hallam for compensation for miscarriage of justice has now been listed for oral hearing floating over 9th, 10th and 11th March 2016.

08.06.15

Proving Innocence: Miscarriage of Justice Compensation Claims Dismissed

The High Court has this morning handed down judgment dismissing the claims brought by Victor Nealon and Sam Hallam for compensation for miscarriage of justice.

11.05.15

The Nealon & Hallam case, and why it provides a backdrop to the battle to save the Human Rights Act

The "first significant piece of litigation of Gove's tenure as Lord Chancellor (Sam Hallam and Victor Nealon), which is to be heard by the Divisional Court at the RCJ on 12 and 13 May 2015, invokes the Human Rights Act to challenge primary legislation" writes GCN's Matthew Stanbury in his @thepubliclawyer blog.

16.03.15

Victor Nealon miscarriage of justice compensation test case: hearing date set

The Court of Appeal has granted permission for miscarriage of justice victim Victor Nealon to judicially review the Ministry of Justice's refusal to award him compensation. A hearing date has now been set and the 2 day hearing will commence on 12th May 2015 in London.

19.01.15

Victor Nealon miscarriage of justice: challenge to refusal to award compensation

Victor Nealon has launched a challenge to the decision of the Secretary of State for Justice for refusing to award him compensation as the victim of a miscarriage of justice.