Why It’s Significant
The Post Office scandal was one of the UK’s most widespread miscarriages of justice with over 700 sub-postmasters prosecuted. As a result of the civil proceedings, the sub-postmasters were able to overturn criminal convictions that had been wrongly obtained and they secured a public inquiry and ultimately compensation from the government for all affected sub-postmasters.
This is a notable example of litigation funding providing access to justice for victims who lack the resources to seek redress from a government-backed company which deploys its extensive resources in an attempt to defeat the claims made against it.
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