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Sunday, 9 February 2014

Mandatory Reporting - the big sell !

According to her tweets, Ms Dux of Slater and Gordon Solicitors will be on the radio tomorrow night !


















The person retweeting Ms Dux's message is Rachel Johnson a journalist and author of the following article in todays Daily Mail newspaper !

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2554772/RACHEL-JOHNSON-A-celebrity-fiasco-ordinary-women-end-paying-for.html?ico=home^editors_choice

I only became aware of this article because of this !



 I feel very uncomfortable with this article on a number of levels, the first being the fact that it refers to a case that is STILL in progress, indeed the trial is BEING HEARD with a verdict expected in the nest few days !

But let’s pause to recap where we are on the showbiz trial front: Freddie Starr, Paul Gambaccini and Jimmy Tarbuck remain on bail, Bill Roache and Michael Le Vell have been acquitted, Max Clifford and Rolf Harris are awaiting trial, and the Dave Lee Travis trial is ongoing.

The 'showbiz trial front' ? This is NOT a game Ms Johnson, these men's lives will never be the same again.

Perhaps Ms Johnson means well, she is, after all, interested in 'ordinary women' and the negative effect high profile acquitals may have on any potential case/claim they may have ?

Was it 'ordinary women' who attended the prep schools Ms Dux refers to later in the article ? I don't remember the last time I heard of a lass from Barking reminising about her Tina Brown's Schooldays !

Ms Johnson swiftly responded to the above tweet which in turn, led to an interesting exchange !


Not wishing to confuse the reader, my response at 3m, is my attempt to bring Sir Jimmy into the exchange. Ms Dux says the following in the mail


‘One person coming forward isn’t enough,’ she says. ‘You need documentary evidence, a past conviction, for courts to find evidence cogent.’ 



Ms Dux appeared to be a tad put out by our questioning !






 Ms Dux has not as yet, responded to the bottom tweet - perhaps she will publish the dated letter before she takes to the airwaves tomorrow evening !

Amendment 10th Feb 2014


Mistake - the LBC interview was aired at 6.40 am ! We missed it !


















 

13 comments:

  1. She is on LBC which I listen to on a regular basis, however I shall avoid this broadcast like a shit sandwich.

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    1. I actually think that it will be worth a listen - let's see what she has to say !

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  2. Apologies for the poor layout of this piece - my fault entirely !

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  3. Rachel Johnson went to Ashdown Scholl and takes the credit for the elimination of caning there, since the headmaster could not bring himself to cane a girl and therefore could no longer justify caning the boys. Ashbourne is now another school under historical investigation by the New-Model English Inquisition, led by such as Slater & Gorgon
    http://jimcannotfixthis.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/lets-party.html

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    1. Typo's are catching..... ;-D
      It is Ashdown School..... not Scholl... and not "Ashbourne"... ;-D

      It's all in the Link anyhow.

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  4. As noted by Ms Jervis last night

    Margaret Jervis ‏@mscjervis 12h

    Could this http://dailym.ai/M2WgLw have something to do with the intemperate denials by @LizDuxLawyer & @RachelSJohnson re 'trawling'?

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  5. Ms Jervis was subsequently 'blocked' by Boris' sister !

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    1. That twat-photo of Liz Dux looks nothing like her.
      http://www.slatergordon.co.uk/media/2379828/liz-dux-bbc_411x231.jpg

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  6. God these people are so childish. Highly-paid "professionals" bickering away on twitter like teenage girls. Hasn't Ms Dux got enough to be getting on with? "PD"

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  7. Rachel Johnson's article in the Mail was published on Sunday the 9th of February, after Mr Roache was acquitted last week. So the trial was over before the article was published and the verdict has been and gone, which I assume you must know.

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  8. Mr Roache was acquitted on Thursday, Mr Travis' trial continues !

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  9. It seems to me the prisons will never be big enough to hold all the "guilty" if mandatory reporting becomes law. One false accusation then cascades into tens or hundreds of people "who should have suspected".

    One would hope that it would be impossible to prosecute, but given the effort by the CPS to get their numbers up, I wouldn't be surprised to see the law modified to get rid of those irritating twelve men good and true.

    God help us all.

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    1. Yes, quite alot of much raking going on by the likes of MWT, querying how Juries operate and suggesting more training needed - just bse things didn't go his/their way ! Let them just try to take away the right to a trail by Jury, is all I can say !

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