Court Of Appeal Criticises Defence Of Refugees

Ben Douglas-Jones (led by John McGuinness QC) appeared for the Crown before Lords Justices Leveson and Fulford and Mr Justice Spencer, sitting as a Special Court of the Court of Appeal, yesterday in conjoined appeals concerning defence lawyers’ failure to advise clients of the refugee defence to document offences. 


Ben has been in several leading cases concerning this issue. 


The Court set out guidance for the advice that needs to be given, how it should be recorded and the correct approach to appeals following the cases of MA and Sadighpour (in which Ben also appeared).


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