Because UK technologies are too antiquated, a prefabricated Order was read out in our absence… Fortunately one of our Associates was in the audience to tell the tale.
The possibility of having to pay ‘costs’ incurred by a private barrister employed by the Treasury Solicitor’s Office had NOT occurred to me when I began visiting Melissa Laird in HMP Holloway and listened to her horrific experiences – thanks to Gloria Musa who had been taken there in December 2011.
At some stage a ‘form of authority’ was required before lawyers would talk to us.
When a barrister brought in by CPT Solicitors who had advised Melissa to plead ‘guilty’ for abducting her own child, I paid the fee to lodge a Judicial Review which, however, was refused.
At that point, the barrister did not want to go any further. I guess he knew about the risk of ‘costs’ which I did not.
The Treasury Solicitors Office supposedly incurred…
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