Global law firm Reed Smith LLP has filed an amicus brief on behalf of more than 100 MPs and Peers in support of Kris Maharaj, a British citizen who has spent more than 30 years in a Florida prison for two murders he did not commit, despite compelling evidence of his innocence.

A cross-border pro bono team at Reed Smith, led by senior litigation partner Michael Skrein in London and senior appellate partner Raymond Cardozo in San Francisco, represents Maharaj, who is now 79 years old and in poor health.

“Mr. Maharaj is a British citizen convicted and previously sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit,” said Skrein. “This application of more than 100 British parliamentarians, of various political persuasions and faiths, is to permit him to present evidence of his innocence in order to overturn that conviction.”