Justice on Appeal "JA" was founded after wanting to make a real difference fighting for Miscarriages of Justice. JA was the FIRST pro bono Criminal Appeals Charity in the UK in 2010 that reviewed Miscarriages of Justice along with Law Students, working on real criminal appeals. There was huge success with "JA" finding so much police and prosecution fabrication of evidence which is to the ultimate benefit of those wrongfully convicted.
Whilst others claim it, JA was (but is no longer), the UK’s first PRO BONO criminal appeals charity, taking appeals to the Criminal Case Review Commission (CCRC) and the Court of Appeal. The JA programme continues to support Students continue to review miscarriage of justice cases and help prepare them for submission to the CCRC in addition to working on, Family Law Cases and Contract/ Commercial Law cases also. The programme has two parts: training and student placements. The training is open to everyone with no limit on places. Students work alone, together and alongside our approved solicitors and barristers reviewing papers, researching legal and forensic issues and where appropriate, meet with the prisoner and their family members.
Justice on Appeal assisted the acquittal on appeal in the case of four men convicted of murder, later to see a retrial and separate acquittal of one of the men from separate barrister/legal team. The group Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association "JENGbA" had asked Justice on Appeal to review all of their then 200 cases, were trusted by its founder, Mrs Gloria Morrison, and later, JA's witness evidence was effective in the review and Law changes to Joint Enterprise (See: p.28 of House of Commons Justice Committee
Joint Enterprise below). JA was funded by Darren Bolger and by Olympus - a leading manufacturer of optical and digital precision technology, Olympus develops and sells innovative medical technology, digital cameras, and solutions for science and industry (click button and/or download document)
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