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Wrongly Convicted by the British Justice System?

September 1, 2014

LONDON AGAINST INJUSTICE (LAI) is a support group for those who are innocent of a criminal conviction and their supporters.  We are all volunteers and are victims of a miscarriage of justice.

We are not solicitors, so cannot provide legal advice, but we have a large pool of practical knowledge gathered from experience of our own cases.

If you are seeking justice for someone who is innocent of the crime of which they have been convicted and would like some support and advice, please come along to our meetings.  Read more about us here

LAI Meetings 

Meetings are usually the second Tuesday of every month at 7.15 pm. It is advisable to check the website for any date or venue changes before attending meetings.

Forthcoming Dates: , (March meeting of 14/3/17 is cancelled), 11/4/17, 9/5/17 & 13/6/17

Location: Office A, Norland House, Queensdale Cresent, London, W11 4TL. Click HERE for directions.

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Miscarriage of Justice Day 2013 Conference – Manchester, 12th October 2013

October 7, 2013
Miscarriage of Justice Day – Saturday 12th October 2013
 
Open for all those wrongly convicted, their families and friends, those interested in supporting Miscarriages of Justice.  It is free, however, donations are welcome.  No need to book.

Doors open 10 am
Workshops in morning
Main meeting 2pm – 5pm

Friends Meeting House
Mount Street
Manchester   M2 5NS

 
Workshops:  Starting a New Campaign/Group, Documents and disclosure, Supporting Someone Inside, Court and Trial Iniquities                      
 
Main Meeting Speakers:
 
Andrew Green, 20 Years Of Innocent’
 
Keith Hyatt, on  Barri White/Keith Hyatt Case
 
Alan Jamiesom, Director Forensic Institute, Edinburgh
 
Sandra Lean, author and researcher on ‘Miscarriages of Justice’
 
Organised by http://www.unitedagainstinjustice.org.uk/ 
 
 
 

 

Important Notice regarding London Against Injustice correspondence

February 21, 2013

LAI is a support group and we do not have a legal company or endorse one using our name. If anyone contacts you or your loved one in prison claiming to be London Against Injustice – please be very wary. If you do receive any correspondence claiming to be from London Against Injustice asking to look at your legal papers please call our  helpline immediately.

11th National Miscarriage of Justice Day Conference, 13 October 2012, Sheffield

September 26, 2012
11th National Miscarriage of Justice Day
 
Saturday 13 October 2012 – 10:00 am to 5:00pm
 
St George’s Lecture Theatre, Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 4DT
 
All workshops and meetings are free and open to everyone opposed to Miscarriages of Justice.  Donations to UAI welcome, to help cover costs

The day’s events are primarily designed for the benefit of the families and supporters of people believed to have been wrongly convicted of criminal offences.

The day will also be an important one to anyone who is concerned about the large and growing problem of miscarriages of justice, and especially to students and journalists. Sheffield University School of Law has a strong student Innocence Project which is part of the Innocence Network UK, and which reviews cases of people who claim to have been wrongly convicted.
 
We expect to attract a good audience and speakers of the highest standard, to make this one of the best miscarriage of justice days ever.
 
The meeting will be chaired by Bruce Kent
 
For full details of speakers and programme, please visit:
 
National Federation of Miscarriage of Justice Campaign and Support Organisations
http://www.unitedagainstinjustice.org.uk/
 

Miscarriage of Justice Day 2011

September 22, 2011

Miscarriage of Justice Day Annual Conference
Saturday, 8 October 2011
10 am – 5 pm, Birmingham

Workshops and Speakers include:

Paddy Joe Hill, Birmingham Six
Michelle Diskin, sister of Barry George (wrongly convicted of the murder of Jill Dando)
Joint Enterprise: Not Guilty by Association (JENGbA)
Dr Michael Naughton, founder of Bristol University Innocence Project and the Innocence Network UK
Sam Raincock, Cell Site Analysis expert

Venue: Arches Project, Adderley Street, Birmingham, B9 4EE

No charge, no need to book – just come along.
Everyone opposed to miscarriages of justice welcome.

Full programme at: www.unitedagainstinjustice.org.uk

Launch of Joint Enterprise Not Guilty By Association 20.9.10, Liverpool

September 14, 2010

On the 20th Setember 2010 a new group entitled JOINT ENTERPRISE NOT GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION will be launched in Liverpool. To mark this day 140 balloons for those wrongly convicted by this law will be launched ….. all are welcome!

2.00 pm – outside the Liver Building: meeting and balloon launch
Pier Head
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 1HT

6.00-10.00 pm – Conference
Friend’s Meeting House
22 School Lane
Liverpool
L1 3BT
(Directions)

JOINT ENTERPRISE: NOT GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION is a campaigning organisation that will highlight such cases where the joint enterprise law has been applied and those convicted are stating they are not guilty of the index offence. We have been contacted by many families and hundreds of prisoners alerting that they are serving lengthy sentences (life for knife crime is minimum 25 year tariff and prisoners will always serve longer than the minimum tariff) for something they did not do, could not have foreseen, did not have the intention to do, and indeed in many cases tried to prevent from happening. JOINT ENTERPRISE: NOT GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION will campaign on behalf of, and with those wrongfully convicted.

JOINT ENTERPRISE NOT GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION is supported by INNOCENT, LONDON AGAINST INJUSTICE and is a member of UNITED AGAINST INJUSTICE

EMAIL: JOINTENTERPRISEINFO@GMAIL.COM
PHONE: 0770 911 5793

How do you grade murder? Radio 5 Live 08.09.10

September 14, 2010

The Director of Public prosecutions wants a distinction between first-degree and second-degree murder in England and Wales. Keir Starmer thinks people should get an automatic life sentence for first degree murder. But he also wants a second degree charge – where the sentence would be up to the judge. His predecessor, Sir Ken MacDonald, says it would be particularly helpful in cases involving what is known as joint enterprise, often used to deal with gang-related murder.

Nicky Campbell’s guests include Julian Weinberg, a criminal defence lawyer, and Janet Cunliffe. Janet’s son Jordan was the youngest of the trio found guilty of the murder of Gary Newlove outside his home in Cheshire in 2007. He was convicted under the law of joint enterprise, which enables entire groups of people to be convicted of murder despite the different roles they may have played in the killing.

Listen to the Radio 5 Live Programme

Joint Enterprise – Not Guilty by Association Press Release 8.9.10

September 11, 2010

JOINT ENTERPRISE: NOT GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION is a campaigning organisation that will highlight such cases where joint enterprise law has been applied and those convicted are stating they are not guilty of the index offence.

Changes in the law relating to murder were proposed today as a solution to problems caused by murder convictions under the joint enterprise law. But these changes will do nothing to prevent or rectify the conviction of innocent people through use of this law.

Read Joint Enteprise – Not Guilty by Association’s full response in the press release below.

Download Joint Enterprise – Not Guilty By Association Press Release

2010 Miscarriage of Justice Day Conference, 9th October, London

August 20, 2010

London Against Injustice is hosting the 2010 Miscarriage of Justice Day Conference on 9th October 2010, at Dragon Hall, Covent Garden, London.

The programme of speakers and events can be found at 2010 Miscarriage of Justice Conference Programme

Click here for London Against Injustice’s website

Will Labour Party Leadership review Joint Enterprise Law?

August 15, 2010

The Howard League hosted a joint hustings for the Labour Party Leadership on 21 July 2010 at Islington Town Hall.

The question of reviewing the joint enterprise law was presented to Diane Abbott, Ed Balls, Ed Milliband, David Milliband and Hazel Blears (standing in for Andy Burnham). Listen to their answers on the recording below (Note: Ed Balls’ answer was not recorded).

Joint Enterprise Question at Labour Hustings 2010

Howard League Hustings