Peter McDonald Cadder

Year of crime:
Year conviction was overturned:

Peter Cadder was convicted of assault. He had made admissions during a short interview without a solicitor. The Supreme Court held that his rights under the European Convention of Human Rights had been breached because he had been denied access to a solicitor before being interviewed. The conviction was quashed on this basis. Later a retrial collapsed, as a key witness admitted that he had given evidence at trial based on what he had been told and could not remember exactly what happened on the day of the attack, and could not identify the attacker.

View Press (

< Back to Case Search < Back to Overview Graph
  • Offence: Manslaughter / non-fatal offence against the person
  • Jurisdiction: Scotland
  • County: Lanarkshire 
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Gender: M
  • Offence convicted of: Assault
  • Year of crime: 2007
  • Year of initial conviction: 2009
  • Year conviction was overturned: 2010
  • Age when imprisoned: NA
  • CCRC Referral: N
  • Tried with others: N
  • Link to full case:
  • Type of fresh evidence at appeal: Evidence undermining the reliability of a confession
  • Compensation: Unknown
  • Crown argued case at CofA: Unknown
  • Retrial: No
  • Previous appeals: Unsuccessful application for leave to appeal in 2009