Failed Justice – how commercial interests displaced the interests of justice in the Post Office case

30 Mar 2022


Queen's University Belfast - Institute of Professional Legal Studies

On 30 March 2022 Paul Marshall, at a lecture chaired by the Honourable Mr Justice O’Hara, gave an address to Queen’s University Belfast, Institute of Professional Legal Studies. Paul, though by experience a commercial lawyer, acted pro bono for three of the 42 convicted postmasters in their appeals against convictions, on prosecutions brought by the Post Office on referral by the Criminal Cases Review Commission of their convictions to the Court of Appeal Criminal Division in June 2020 (s. 9 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1995). What has become known as “the Post Office scandal” has exposed the most widespread miscarriage of justice in English legal history.