CPS pay out “significant” damages over failure to disclose key evidence


The Crown Prosecution Service have paid Conrad Jones significant damages in settling his claim for misfeasance in a public office. Mr Jones sued over the failure to disclose evidence at his trial in 2007 after the Court of Appeal, many years later, quashed his conviction, citing a “lamentable failure” of the prosecution’s duty to disclose. The evidence withheld showed Mr Jones was in Coventry at the time when the central prosecution witness claimed he had been threatening her in Nottingham. Mr Jones spent 6 years in prison. Joel Bennathan QC and Jude Bunting acted for Conrad Jones in his action against the CPS, instructed by Sasha Barton of Hodge, Jones and Allen. 


Press coverage in The Guardian.

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