This free online panel event, hosted by the Bar Council and Inside Justice as part of Justice Week 2021, focuses on accessing justice for wrongful convictions. During the session our speakers will take the audience through the work required in a real-life investigation to identify a killer, and have the murder conviction of an innocent man quashed. 

Find out more and book your place below.

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

During this year’s ‘Pandemocracy’ Justice Week, the Bar Council; The Law Society and CILEx are focusing on the impact of Covid-19 on our rights to access justice and the struggles faced by our most vulnerable citizens when using one of the most essential public services; the justice system.

In this Justice Week free online session, our panel will 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.


Our audience will also hear about how Inside Justice is helping to improve access to the justice system through the provision of free forensics, investigative and legal expertise, and be provided with the opportunity to ask questions about the day-to-day work that the charity undertakes.

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

Book your free place

Complete the form below to register your place.

Before booking, please be aware that details of serious and sexual assault will be discussed during this seminar and that its content may not therefore be suitable for those under the age of 16 or those who have previously experienced similar violence.


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.


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