When I looked around me, it didn’t take me long to realise that the only difference between me and the others incarcerated with me was my background and education. I was lucky. Despite the nomadic life and the appalling, abusive time I spent in a convent boarding school in Belgium, I was at least educated.… Continue reading Crime a postcode lottery ….
ET 1378 was my unique prison number. When I entered the prison system, knowing very little about it other than what falsely incarcerated parents and their families had told me. I certainly had no clue about the obstacle course that would be placed in front of me just to keep in contact with my family.… Continue reading ET (1378) Phone home
Every word I write in this narrative is true. It happened and can be verified. I was sat at in a case conference back in 1997 at the request of a parent, listening as a renowned paediatrician engaged with all the the attendees and regaled them with stories and they were just that, stories,… Continue reading False allegations …The formula
Back in 1999 I was arrested and subsequently charged with ‘removing a child from its lawful keeper’ – This charge was eventually changed to conspiracy to abduct. The case related solely to Family Court proceedings. Essentially a mother had been accused of Munchausen by Proxy and the Local authority wanted to remove her remaining child… Continue reading The impact of naming suspects my experience.
Today, you are more likely to go to prison for an offence that you did not commit than at any other time in the modern criminal justice system. What prison isn’t is a holiday camp. What it is in reality, is one big psychiatric unit, full of dustbin kids. Let me quantify dustbin kids. Many… Continue reading The law is broken. So you think you know what prison is like ..
Outside of the huge amounts of money being spent on what is essentially a show and tell session in which anyone can claim they have been abused as a child. You can also choose where it is you want to ‘tell’ and they, well, ‘we’ the taxpayer, will foot the bill. So, let’s just say… Continue reading Is the IICSA’s Truth Project open to an abuse of process?
2003, We were at the height of the Munchausen by Proxy hysteria. Alleged smothering, alleged salt poisonings and alleged shaken baby cases becoming a daily occurrence. I had more cases than most lawyers at that point. Most of my life was spent cross referencing medical records and researching genetics and meeting families to get further… Continue reading False allegations – psychiatric harm.
Sometime in the decade of 2000 there was a mother who was falsely accused of smothering her baby to death. This mother was repeatedly told by every single professional she had committed the crime. This mother was denigrated for her inability to give a cogent account of the day he died. She was told daily… Continue reading The cult of ‘I believe’
The one thing, despite what my many detractors say about me, they can’t ever say is that I lack experience when it comes to false allegations. 20 plus years at the coal face so to speak, makes me uniquely qualified to comment on the current crisis in the criminal justice system. Whilst lawyers talk about… Continue reading ‘I believe’ Why you must not.
This was an alleged shaken baby case. A case that even today haunts me. I think that when I was challenged to post up the evidence of what I said in a tweet, there may have been a reluctance to believe what I was stating. We have to trust the medical profession given our reliance… Continue reading Pandora’s box. A false allegation.