Friday, 23 September 2016

Murder Convictions of Jamie Dunn and Gary Higgins Quashed

On 23rd September 2016, the Court of Appeal handed down its reserved judgment and formally quashed the convictions of Jamie Dunn and Gary Higgins. No retrial was ordered and Jamie and Gary were, finally, released.

They were convicted of murder at Birmingham Crown Court following a trial in 2006.

Jamie's case was referred back to the Court by the Criminal Cases Review Commission, read more here.

Maslen Merchant has represented Jamie for over ten years, dealing with his first appeal in 2009 and the subsequent CCRC referral. He also represented Gary in this appeal and Conrad Jones whose linked conviction for attempting to pervert the course of justice was quashed in 2014

Maslen instructed Joel Bennathan QC of Doughty Street Chambers and Danielle Cooper.

Click here  to read the judgment.

To contact the criminal department at Hadgkiss Hughes and Beale telephone 0121 449 5050 or email