This blog was set up by Dan, Sara and Lyndon after a discussion on Twitter concerning inaccurate reports of criminal cases in the press, the lack of public understanding of the criminal justice system and the number of unlawful sentences handed out by the courts.
The belief that the public should understand the law and its application is not a new one. However, it was noted that many news reports, and consequently discussions had by the public concerning cases of interest, are based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the law (and on numerous occasions, inaccurate facts). In addition, it appears that many solicitors, barristers and even judges, make fundamental errors of law.
Dan, Sara and Lyndon were all avid followers of 1 Crown Office Row’s UK Human Rights Blog and sought to replicate just some of the success that their team had enjoyed.
And so, the blog was born.