Evidence not being disclosed on a daily basis, lawyers say in survey

Evidence not being disclosed on a daily basis, lawyers say in survey
 

More than 97% of criminal lawyers in England and Wales have experienced disclosure of evidence failings in the last 12 months, a BBC survey suggests.
Of the 1,282 surveyed, almost a third said they believed such failings had led to possible wrongful convictions or miscarriages of justice.
A number of recent rape trials have collapsed after it emerged evidence had not been shared with defence lawyers.
The Crown Prosecution Service said the survey provided a "skewed view".
In the lead-up to criminal trials, police and prosecutors have a duty to disclose evidence.
But more than half... read more

 
27 February 2018 in Regional, Views: 41
Source: BBC
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