freshwater five

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A not-for-profit solution to the shortage of investigation and legal representation for criminal appeals

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We are a small charity, with a big vision for a fair and effective criminal justice system


Our vision

A criminal justice system in which the risk of unsafe convictions and disproportionate sentences is minimised and such mistakes that do occur are remedied rapidly.

Our mission

1. To analyse and investigate cases in sufficient depth to provide the Court of Appeal with the evidence it needs to be able to overturn unsafe convictions and disproportionate sentences where they have occurred.

2. To use these criminal appeals cases to provide the evidence for the reforms needed in the criminal justice system in England and Wales, in terms of legal precedent, legislation, administration and legal practice. 

For the system to learn from its mistakes, those mistakes must first be identified


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