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.

Mr Nealon was released 17 years after his conviction was overturned due to fresh DNA evidence. The claim includes a challenge to the compatibility of the revised s.133 CJA 1988 with Article 6(2) ECHR (the presumption of innocence). 

Mr Nealon's case is due to be heard alongside that of Sam Hallam, another high-profile victim of a miscarriage of justice.  Both cases are now awaiting a date for a joint permission hearing, which is yet to be listed.

Media coverage of this case:

23rd February 2015 - Protest at the Global Law Summit - BBC

18th January 2015 -  The Independent on Sunday (front cover)

31st December 2014 - The Guardian  

Victor Nealon is represented by GCN's  Matthew Stanbury instructed by  Mark Newby of Quality Solicitors Jordans.  

Background:

18th June 2014 - Not Innocent Enough: MOJ refuse Victor Nealon compensation for 17 wasted years - by Mark Newby, Quality Solicitors Jordans - The Justice Gap

21st May 2014 - The Curious Case of Victor Nealon and the importance of saying sorry - by Mark Newby, Quality Solicitors Jordans - The Justice Gap