Sailesh Mehta has written an opinion column for the Independent newspaper examining the recent decision by the Attorney General to refer the case of the Colston Four to the Court of Appeal. Discussing the usefulness of a “perverse verdict”, Sailesh comments:
“So called “perverse verdict” should be applauded rather than criticised. It is a necessary “safety valve” in our system of justice, allowing a finer calibration between the Will of the State and the Will of the People. It is a valuable corrective that allows twelve representatives of The People to say “we will not allow this unfairness”.
Read full piece here: [Independent]