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.
One is a tragedy, two is suspicious, three is murder. ‘Meadow’s Law’ – except he plagiarised that phrase, like everything else he did or said it was fraudulent. This phrase was in fact a phrase first used by an American forensic pathologist who specialised in sudden infant deaths; Janice Ophoven. Great soundbite for the media… Continue reading The Emporers have no clothes. The genesis of false allegations.
Back in 2000 there was a very small band of people who decided to openly stand up for women who were accused of murdering their babies. Often we were the pariahs of society. Attaching yourself to such a controversial and emotive cause often meant running the gauntlet of being verbally and in my case, physically… Continue reading John Batt a port in the storm.