A new article by Dr Tom Smith and Dr Ed Johnston, both of UWE Law School, has been published in the The Justice Gap.
In the wake of the collapsed cases of Liam Allan and others in late 2017, the House of Commons’ Justice Select Committee has launched an inquiry into the ‘extensive issues’ with criminal disclosure. They are currently inviting written evidence on this issue. One of the central questions the Committee is asking is as follows: Are the current policies, rules and procedures satisfactory to enable appropriate disclosure of evidence and support the defendant’s right to a fair trial?
In our view, they are not. Tom Smith and Ed Johnston look at potential solutions to the disclosure scandal.