Discuss and decide with the prisoner whether s/he is going to stay with the same legal team they had at trial and if so, discuss their experience in Miscarriages of Justice.
If you are going to find a new legal team, in my experience, the more concise the information you have to present a defence lawyer; the easier it will be for them to get an idea of the case and decide whether to represent the prisoner or not. (See case study)
There are Law firms out there who specialise in MOJ and who are prepared to take cases on, write in for more information.
Note: Don’t be deflated by rejection and keep knocking on people’s doors!
Note: It can be very difficult to communicate with prisoners as prisons usually have a “volatile & unreliable” post system…this is why obtaining power of attorney is a good idea; it will avoid a lot of duplication and save time.
Also, please visit The Innocence Network UK
The Innocence Network UK (INUK) is the co-ordinating organisation for affiliated Innocence Projects based in UK universities.
Their aim is Educate to overturn and prevent the wrongful conviction of innocent people.
(Under “Links”, visit their website for more information)