Lodging Privy Council Appeal causes Media Storm in New Zealand

28.11.12 | |

When Mark Lundy was convicted of the axe murders of his wife and daughter in 2002 the whole of New Zealand it seemed applauded. More than ten years on, yesterday Doughty Street's David Hislop QC and Malcolm Birdling of Brick Court Chambers filed an application seeking permission to appeal those convictions in the Privy Council. The grounds advanced in the application include, non-disclosure of "expert shopping" by the Police and the deployment at trial of flawed science in the areas of pathology (time of death), immunohistochemistry and computers. The New Zealand media now question the rights of those convicted to challenge their convictions so long after trial.

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