Hosted by the Bar Council and Inside Justice as part of Justice Week 2021, this panel session focuses on accessing justice for wrongful convictions. Our speakers examine the work required in a real-life investigation to identify a killer, and have the murder conviction of an innocent man quashed. 

Watch the session video below.

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2 March 2021, 17:30 - 19:00
Event Type
Justice Week

Our panel detail the twists and turns of a real case which took ten years to be resolved by the courts, and reflect on whether that same work would be possible in today's criminal justice system.

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Watch the session video

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Justice Week 2021

Accessing justice for wrongful convictions

The panel

Derek Sweeting QC, Chair of the Bar of England & Wales


  • Louise Shorter, Founder of Inside Justice 
  • Tracy Alexander, Director of Forensic Services at City of London Police and President of British Academy of Forensic Sciences and a Trustee and Advisory Panel Member at Inside Justice
  • Damian Allain, Head of Casework at Inside Justice and a former New Scotland Yard Senior Detective specialising in homicide investigation and serious and organised crime

Inside Justice, a charity dedicated to investigating miscarriages of justice, receives hundreds of applications every year from people claiming to have been wrongly convicted. To find out more about Inside Justice and the work they do please visit their website or watch this short video.