HHJ Jeremy Richardson QC

After journalist Richard Carvath intervened in the Samantha Baldwin case in 2019, he came under massive attack by the State.

Between December 2019 and December 2020, Richard was forced to endure three criminal trials and one re-trial on a total of four malicious and vexatious charges, with simultaneous prosecutions in two different regions of England.

Richard was defended throughout this nightmare ordeal by barrister Frances Pencheon.

Richard was acquitted in two trials of three of the four charges, but wrongfully convicted after a non-jury (magistrates) trial on one charge.

That solitary wrongful conviction was appealed to Sheffield Crown Court, and a full re-trial took place before HHJ Jeremy Richardson QC. The outcome of the re-trial was decided not by a jury but by Richardson. Richard Carvath has never been convicted of any crime by a jury – but only by means of the State’s resorting to the unfair trial process that is trial-by-judge.

HHJ Jeremy Richardson QC, aka the Recorder of Sheffield, is the judge who concocted the Richardson Judgement – an extreme hatchet job against Richard Carvath – in February 2021.

Ever since the Richardson Judgement was published, it has been a gift to online trolls seeking to attack and defame Richard Carvath. Richard is regularly attacked online by trolls citing the Richardson Judgement, but Richard is gagged by Richardson’s court orders from defending himself.

The Richardson Judgement is a non-stop pack of lies about Richard Carvath – including that he is a liar, a fantasist and not a journalist – by Jeremy Richardson.

Richard obtained a transcript of the re-trial, and that transcript proves what utter rubbish the Richardson Judgement is – but Richardson’s court orders gag Richard from publishing the transcript (along with transcript analysis and rebuttal comments set side-by-side with the Richardson Judgement).

Earlier this year, Richard sought leave to appeal Richardson’s judgement to the High Court, but Richardson refused Richard leave to appeal against Richardson.

JUNE 2021 UPDATE on the Richardson Judgement

New evidence has now emerged, which did in fact exist at the time of the appeal (December 2020) but which had not been fully processed by the CPS at the time of the appeal, and was therefore not legally disclosable [and was not disclosed] to the defence in time for the appeal – in effect, the CPS procrastinated and ‘sat on it’ – such that there may now be grounds for a renewed application to appeal the Richardson Judgement to the High Court.

The matter of Richard’s wrongful conviction is not over, and won’t be over until this miscarriage of justice against him is put right.