Wednesday 12 June 2024

Post Office Horizon Inquiry on 11 June 2024

On Tuesday 11 June 2024, the Post Office Horizon Inquiry heard from Lord Grabiner KC. 

The live evidence is worth watching for the exchanges between Jason Beer KC (Counsel to the Inquiry) and Lord Grabiner KC who was first instructed by Post Office Ltd on 15 March 2019 and was asked to advise on whether Mr Justice Fraser should be requested to recuse himself (i.e. stand down) as Managing Judge of the Post Office Group litigation.

Lord Grabiner's witness statement is on the Inquiry website - All Evidence | Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry ( and his live evidence session may be seen on the Inquiry's Youtube channel - Phases 5/6 - 11 June 2024 | Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry (

Fraser was appointed as Managing Judge

Tuesday 11 June 2024

Nealon and Hallam v UK - European Court of Human Rights - Compensation for miscarriage of justice

A previous post noted the 2019 judgment of the Supreme Court in R (Nealon) v Secretary of State for Justice [2019] UKSC 2 and R (Hallam) v Secretary of State for Justice. [2019] UKSC 2. The two men were unsuccessful in their challenge to the decision of the Secretary of State to refuse their claims for compensation for miscarriage of justice.

They petitioned the European Court of Human Rights and, in February 2023, it was decided that the case would be heard by the Grand Chamber - Relinquishment in favour of the Grand Chamber Nealon v. UK and Hallam v. UK (

On 11 June 2024 the Grand Chamber gave judgment and, by a majority of 12 to 5, the court held that their applications failed.

The court’s judgment