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Retrials have been possible for years, but are only now rising to prominence and being utilised for historic cases. In 2005, a law was passed which removed the ‘double jeopardy’ law, which prevented individuals from being tried for the same crime twice. High-Profile cases, such as the Murder of Stephen Lawrence, have been reopened as a direct result of this change in legislation.

In this Legal Guide, you’ll learn:

  • What retrials are, and why they’re only now becoming prominent
  • Which cases are typically called for retrial
  • Reasons for retrials
  • The retrial process
  • Influencing decision factors in summoning a retrial
  • What you should do in retrial scenarios


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