The Great Post Office Scandal: The fight to expose a multimillion pound IT disaster which put innocent people in jail


On April 23 2021, the Court of Appeal quashed the conviction of 39 former subpostmasters and ruled that their prosecutions were an affront to the public conscience. The scandal which the Court exposed has been described as one of the worst miscarriages of justice in UK legal and corporate history. The 39 were just a fraction of the 738 people who, between 2000 and 2015, were prosecuted by the Post Office for theft, false accounting and fraud.