Mar 24 - 2021

Sam Stein QC tells High Court: Post Office engaged in dishonest shredding and "cover-up"

Sam Stein QC and Lynton Orrett represent dozens of former subpostmasters appealing their convictions for theft, fraud and false accounting as a result of the Horizon accounting scandal. Many faced imprisonment and are now fighting to cleair their names this week at the High Court. 

The Criminal Cases Review Commission 42 former subpostmasters's convictions to the Court of Appeal last year, following a landmark civil claim against the Post Office in which a High Court judge found their accounting system contained “bugs, errors and defects” and that there was a “material risk” shortfalls in branch accounts were caused by the system.

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