Edward Hayes were one of the first law firms to actively seek out and utilise polygraph testing in UK appeal cases. The successful appeal of John Corcoran was backed up by a polygraph testing programme. Subsequent appeals have also utilised this technology which is reliably recognised in the US. Edward Hayes are at the forefront of development within the criminal justice system including witness training and regular polygraph testing. Although the Court of Appeal have yet to admit such evidence, the benefits in potential miscarriage of justice cases are obvious.
With the swingeing cuts to the Legal Aid system made in the last few years there is a greater chance than ever of serious miscarriage of justice with life wrecking potential. It still may not be too late to contact us if you have recognised the importance of your own case and the potentially disastrous situation you or your friends, colleagues or loved ones could be facing.