Dealing with the recent acquittal of Neil Fox from accusations of historic sexual abuse, barrister Matthew Scott assesses some of the key issues in the case.
This story speaks for itself. A former Tory MP last night demanded an independent inquiry into Scotland Yard’s VIP paedophile investigation after a key witness retracted claims that he had witnessed two murders.
The Daily Mail carries an interesting story today of how a therapeutic centre has had its NHS funding removed because the treatments given at it may produce false memories.
We know that celebrities usually have the finances to pay for the expensive services of top-class barristers, but what happens when an ordinary member of the public is accused and has no such resources?
From ‘The Justice Gap’ – an introduction to the Victor Nealon case, a grotesque miscarriage of justice.
A very comprehensive article by barrister Matthew Scott on whether or not those who make false allegations should be prosecuted.
A truly extraordinary story. Geoff Long was accused by his own daughter of sexually abusing her from the age of 8 until 16. Sentenced to 5 year’s imprisonment, his case seemed hopeless. Then his wife began to gather evidence that showed many of the claims against him were false, until…
The Daily Mail has published an article linking false memory to the VIP paedophile scandal.
The Sunday Times (18 October 2015) published the following headline: ‘VIP sex cases link to false memory – Experts slam controversial therapy.’
Another extraordinary case has recently surfaced after a woman received psychotherapy and then claimed she recalled being raped 40 years previously. The jury rejected her accusations after hearing more of the background facts and of the extensive nature of the therapy she had been given.