Vera Baird DBE KC

Writer, Lecturer, Parliamentary Consultant and Co-Director of Astraea: Gender Justice

The Centre for Criminal Appeals

Vera is pleased to have been elected Chair of the Board of Directors and a Trustee of the Centre for Criminal Appeals. CCA is in process of being registered as a charity. Her co-directors are well-known crusading solicitor Glyn Maddocks and project manager and pioneer of the US Innocence Project, Emily Bolton.
The Centre for Criminal Appeals (CCA) is a new “access to justice” initiative which is currently in its start-up phase.
Its mission will be to work to overturn unsafe convictions by providing investigation and direct legal representation on Criminal Appeal cases in England and Wales.
It aims to be a collaborative endeavour, working closely with other organisations and practitioners in this field.
It will share the lessons learned from cases with legislators and policy makers, the legal profession and the public with a view to contributing to ongoing improvement in our criminal justice system.

Jon Robins recently wrote about the project in the Guardian at

The Trustees would be pleased to receive expressions of interest.