As of January 2024, the British courts are set to fast-track all appeals from Post Office/Horizon victims who were wrongly convicted between 1999 and 2015.
Considered by many as one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in UK history, this case involved over 900 Post Office workers who were prosecuted after faulty computer software made it appear as if money was missing from their branches.
The incident has been brought back to the public’s attention earlier this month due to a four-part drama titled ‘Mr Bates vs The Post Office.’ with uproar and support for Post Office Victims.
Covered extensively by news channels such as the BBC, The Guardian, and The Telegraph, 93 convictions have currently been overturned, with victims being promised swift exoneration and compensation for the trauma and loss caused by the error.
Narita Bahra KC defended an employee of the Royal Mail Revenue Protection Department who was alleged to have assisted a company in defrauding the Royal Mail of approximately 33 million pounds of revenue fraud and attempting to pervert the course of justice. The case resulted in a ‘not guilty’ verdict.
The stories of victims devastated by the Post Office/Horizon scandal emphasise the importance of challenging your conviction. At Garrick Law, we understand that a wrongful conviction or sentence can be devastating. We represent clients in criminal appeals across the full range of offences. Our lawyers have years of experience in successful criminal appeals.