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Contributions to Criminal Law Reform

The Law Commission’s eagerly anticipated consultation paper on Evidence in Sexual Offences Prosecutions CP 259, published this week ( acknowledges the assistance and input of two School of Law academics, Professor Paul Roberts and Dr Matt Thomason.

Professor Roberts subsequently participated in a symposium hosted by the University of Sheffield on 26 May, which relates to a second Law Commission project on criminal appeals, currently at the pre-consultation stage: The Sheffield Symposium on Criminal Appeals was organised by Professor Chris Bennett (Philosophy), Dr Katherine Ebury (English) and Professor Richard Percival (Law), and featured a presentation by the Criminal Law Commissioner, Professor Penney Lewis, and her Law Commission colleague Robert Kaye. Professor Roberts joined Emeritus Professor Antony Duff (Stirling, Philosophy; Edinburgh, Law) as discussants on Professor Bennett’s scoping paper on Criminal Appeals and the Sovereignty of the Jury.  

Posted on Friday 26th May 2023

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