The Cardiff Law School Innocence Project
Julie Price talks with student caseworker Richard Simpson
The Cardiff Law School Innocence Project was set up in the academic year 2005/6, following significant interest from students in the area of criminal law and, in particular, miscarriages of justice. It was officially launched in February 2006 by Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty.
Cardiff Law School was a member of the Innocence Network UK until the academic year 2009/10.
The Cardiff Law School Innocence Project does not itself give legal advice, but instead its students work under the supervision of practising solicitors and barristers on cases of long-term prisoners maintaining their innocence of serious crimes for which they have been convicted.
On 22 July 2010, our innocence project submitted six cases to the Criminal Cases Review Commission. To read more about the background to, and the progress of, these submissions please see our Cardiff Case Watch webpages.