Aneurin Brewer examines prosecutions of small boat cases and the key to acquittal.
This follows the acquittal on retrial following a successful appeal against the conviction of an Iranian asylum seeker on 13th May, 2021. [See more info here: Red Lion Chambers]
Following the recent case Aneurin commented:
“Those who represented defendants in those cases will need to consider carefully whether there were any particular features of their cases which would have precluded the defence in Kakaei. If not, they would be wise to consider an appeal against conviction out of time on the basis that their clients had been denied a defence with “a realistic prospect of success” which was not known at the time”
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