10 May 2008

The integrity and honesty of British lawyers

On 7 December 2007 I sent an email to lawyers involved in my trial and Appeal, which I commented on in my blog:

Sir Derek Spencer QC, 18 Red Lion Court Chambers

Sir John Nutting QC, 3 Raymond Buildings Chambers

Mr John Kelsey-Fry QC, Cloth Fair Chambers

Mr Rock Tansey QC, 25 Bedford Row Chambers

Mr Michael Mansfield QC, Tooks Chambers

Mr Gary Summers, 7 Bedford Row Chambers
(previously at Andrew Trollope QC Chambers 187 Fleet Street)

Mr Richard Jefferies, Lound Mulrenan & Jefferies Solicitors

Also, on 14 December 2007 I sent an email to Gareth Peirce, my solicitor at Appeal, pointing out the new evidence that shows my trial and Appeal were unfair. Again, I posted this on my blog.

The issue I was telling these lawyers about was my concern over the false evidence presented at my trial regarding the testimony of Dr Meirion Francis Lewis, which undoubtedly was responsible for my conviction. As legal professional people I expected that they would be interested - because it was a case they were involved in - that if such an important issue at my trial was false then this has serious implications for Justice. I expected them to contact me with questions, and a desire to discover what had happened and whether what I was saying was true.

To date the only lawyer who has shown that professional concern is Mr Richard Jefferies, and as far as I can see he is the only lawyer mentioned above who deserves to be credited with having any integrity with regard to my case. I am surprised that the other lawyers have not even shown me the courtesy of a reply, or offered any reason why they do not want to become involved in resolving the anomalies that there were in my case. All I can say is that I am very much disappointed at the standards shown by supposed legal professionals.