Representing prisoners, seeking justice

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 is minimised and such unsafe convictions that do occur are remedied rapidly.

Our mission

To challenge the recurrent and systemic unfairness of the criminal justice system by overturning unsafe convictions and disproportionate sentences arising out of the courts of England and Wales.

To identify and litigate criminal appeals cases that demonstrate the justice system’s failings and provide the hard evidence needed to achieve vital systemic reforms.  

To promote defence-initiated investigation as an inherent part of the criminal justice system in England and Wales. 

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

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