The Case of Ian Lawless along with Barry George, Dennis Ali and Tunbridge commences today (17th October 2012) for 3 days before Irwin J . The cases have been selected as a Broad Spectrum of cases to assist the Court in giving guidance over the sort of cases which should be compensated on quashing and those which cannot fall within the guidance given by the Supreme Court in Adams.

Key issues for the Court will be whether the quashed convictions fall within a Cat 2 case to be compensated or a Cat 3 Case which would not , what the approach should be following acquittal at a re-trial and how the Secretary of State should approach redeterminations.

Ian Lawless is represented by Matthew Stanbury of GCN, instructed by Mark Newby of Quality Solicitors Jordans and was represented by Mark Barlow in criminal proceedings.

Quick links

Background: 23rd May 2012 - Ian Lawless to be a lead case on compensation for miscarriage of justice
17th October 2012 - Barry George launches compensation claim - BBC News
4th November 2012 - Compensation for the wrongly accused - Mark Newby writing for the Justice Gap
21st November 2012 - Guilt, non-guilt and innocent: what will Strasbourg decide? - (The Guardian) Article reflecting on Lorraine Allen miscarriage compensation case (heard by ECHR this month) and also the pending judgment in Ian Lawless.