Pretty fucking shocking failure by the police. I hope Liam Allan sues and wins.
This woman is a certifiable badass and a fantastic lawyer. What a shocking failure by the police.
‘When I took on his case, I defended Liam as if he were my own son because if this can happen to him, it can happen to anyone.’
‘These cases are not in isolation. I have ongoing cases which have a frighteningly similar pattern to Liam’s, and so do many of my colleagues in chambers. I have had previous cases where material has been disclosed at the 11th hour over something fundamental.
‘If we hadn’t examined that disc of downloads, it could have been a very different story for Liam. Even worse, there are other men, just like him languishing in jail right now.
‘Absolutely, there will be individuals who’ve had trials where material wasn’t disclosed. They may not even know it existed.’
‘I don’t know if it’s because of economics and funding cuts or a mindset in the police that if they have a “victim”, that victim needs justice and the only way to obtain that is to secure a conviction.’