Waney Squier: latest
By Louise Shorter on 26/05/16Share:
Frustration must have grown for Dr Jennian Geddes, one of the expert witnesses who gave evidence on behalf of Dr Waney Squier who has asked the Chair of the Tribunal which found Dr Squier guilty of malpractice how to formally lodge a complaint about the “deplorable” treatment of four of the five experts who appeared before the Tribunal panel. Dr Geddes has repeatedly asked HOW she should lodge a formal complaint but so far the question on how to complain about the panel dedicated to addressing complaint has been ducked.
Read the correspondence chain in “Dr Waney Squier Struck Off…” in the Articles section of this site.
Mark McDonald from Mansfield Chambers is organising a conference on the 4th of June in the Great Hall, Lincoln’s Inn. The conference addresses the very pressing issue of the approach taken by the Courts and others in dealing with those experts who challenge accepted scientific theory in Criminal, Family and Immigration Courts.
An example of which is the prosecution and subsequent de-registration of Dr Waney Squier, a leading expert on shaken babies. There is now understandable concern by those who rely heavily on experts such as Dr Squier, who have the ability and courage to challenge the prevailing scientific orthodoxy, that her testimony is now prevented following her referral by the police to the GMC. There is the prospect now of countless wrongful convictions because defence witnesses, particularly those who challenge the consensus, are fearful of giving evidence given the treatment of Dr Squier.
Regular readers to this site will already have seen the forensic analysis carried out by senior silk Michael Birnbaum QC of the written decision of the Tribunal which end the award winning career of shaken baby expert Waney Squier. It can still be viewed in the Articles section of this site, and in Private Eye, which neatly encapsulated events.