APPG on Miscarriages of Justice - Second Session


The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Miscarriages of Justice was formed in November 2017 to examine the structural problems within the criminal justice system which result in miscarriages of justice, and to provide a forum to improve access to justice for those who have been wrongly convicted. More information about the Westminster Commission that is currently taking place can be found at the website:

The Secretariat to the APPG on Miscarriages of Justice is provided by APPEAL. APPEAL, the working name of the Centre for Criminal Appeals, is a legal charity that fights miscarriages of justice and demands reform. It has few paid staff and relies heavily on their volunteers.

APPEAL is responsible for recording each Evidence session. Typically sessions run for an hour. Without access to automatic speech recognition technology, a volunteer from APPEAL is responsible for taking a contemporaneous note and then editing the transcript following proceedings, which can take typically around 11 hours.

We assisted APPEAL by transcribing the second evidence session of the Westminster Commission on Miscarriages of Justice for the APPG, held on 24 July. The Commission heard from Gerard Sinclair and Chris Reddick, representing the Scottish CCRC, and experienced criminal barristers Michael Birnbaum QC, Henry Blaxland QC, and Kirsty Brimelow QC.

  • The transcript of the Scottish CCRC’s evidence is available here.

  • The barristers’ evidence is available here.

If you are charged with the responsibility of recording and producing the minutes for either an APPG meeting or similar, do get in touch to see if we can help at