This meeting will explore the important topic of Miscarriages of Justice from a variety of angles. His Honour John Samuels QC was a circuit judge, and is now a Visiting Professor at Nottingham Law School with substantial experience of miscarriage cases. Louise Shorter is a journalist from Inside Justice, who has investigated many of miscarriage cases. Dr Ann Priston OBE is a forensic scientist and former President of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. As a trustee and board member of Inside Justice she has extensive experience of the forensic opportunities of miscarriage of justice cases. Gisli Gudjonsson is a Professor of Forensic Psychology, who is the leading international expert on false confessions. Professor Bernice Andrews is a Professor of Psychology who has worked for both Defence and Prosecution in child sexual abuse cases, and is interested in the issues of memory that arise. Michael Kopelman is a Professor of Neuropsychiatry who has been an expert witness in a number of Appeal Court cases involving psychiatric issues. Gareth Peirce is Senior Partner at Birnberg Pierce Solicitors, who is famous for her work on the Birmingham Six and Guildford Four cases, but she has been involved in very many miscarriage cases ever since.
The event will be chaired by the President of the Academy: