Liam O

William Mills case

We were contacted by William Mills when he was in Shotts prison serving an eight year sentence for an armed robbery that he was adamant he had not committed.

We again instructed Senior and Junior Counsel and lodged detailed grounds of appeal.

Specifically we asked the Crown to carry out further forensic analysis of a particular production in the case. This analysis confirmed that Mr Mills was not the robber and his conviction and sentence were quashed. Thankfully he had been released on interim liberation shortly after our introduction to the case.

He is now perusing an application for compensation for the time wrongfully spent in custody. He was clearly the victim of a miscarriage of justice.

The court agreed that he was clearly the victim of a miscarriage of justice.

Press Coverage

from The Guardian, 18 August 2009
Wrongful conviction throws spotlight on unreliability of eyewitness evidence

from The Firm magazine, 27 July 2009
“I didn’t do it, my lawyer f*cked me”

from The Herald, 15 April, 2009
Wrongly convicted Scot speaks about his two-year ordeal

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