Leave granted this week to appeal to the UK Supreme Court on joint enterprise murder

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Felicity Gerry KC

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This is a hugely important appeal where the UKSC will consider the foundations of liability for secondary parties. The hearing will be in October. Click here for the 36 Bedford Row news post.

I am leading Adam Wagner of 1 Crown Office Row who came on board recently to assist in the Article 7 / illegality issues. I am instructed by Defence Law in Leicester. We have worked pro bono since the Court of Appeal hearing in July 2013 and have argued that the law on joint enterprise over criminalises secondary parties.

I recommend reading the Justice Committee reports, the work of Prof Graham Virgo (Cambridge) and the work of Professor Luke McNamara (Wollongong).

Do get in touch if you are interested as I want this to be the best opportunity to change the law.