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Stitching Lord Justice Munby – a collective #craftivism action

10 Apr 2018 - 3 Comments

The brilliant Steve Broach, or Stevie B as he’s always been known in the #JusticeforLB Justice Shed, tweeted this morning. I jumped in to RT his wisdom and offer him a pic of the stitched version I made and stuck up on the railings outside Oxfordshire County Council when LBInquest was happening: Would you like […]

Ask without shame #OpenJustice

09 Apr 2018 - No Comments

A couple of months ago my big bruv was visiting my Mum (we live next door to each other) and he popped in, sort of uninvited one evening, in the way your big bro never needs an invite. This was cool, until he sat on the sofa like the ghost of my father, and launched […]

Ongoing open justice work: can you spare £1 a month?

28 Mar 2018 - 3 Comments

Still a bit shell shocked at the outcome of the HSE sentencing of Southern Health this week. You can catch up on the tweets @JusticeforLBHSE, the full judgement is available to read here and the family statement here. The HSE hearing was the fourth inquest or tribunal that I’ve live tweeted and as #JusticeforLB starts to […]

Live tweeting inquests and tribunals – 10 top tips of learning so far #JusticeforLB

24 Mar 2018 - 4 Comments

In two days time I’ll be back at Oxford Crown Court with the #JusticeforLB crew, waiting for the Honourable Mr Justice Stuart-Smith to pass down his sentence to Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust after the Health and Safety Executive prosecuted them in relation to the deaths of Teresa Colvin and Connor Sparrowhawk. You can catch up […]

Pleading with the Professional Standards Authority #JusticeforLB

17 Mar 2018 - 1 Comment

Having sat through the MPTS tribunal into Valerie Murphy for two weeks in August 2017, one weekend in November 2017 and three days in February 2018 I could not believe the sanction handed down, of suspension for twelve months. I was shocked at the process, the delays and opportunities that presented Murphy, and the seeming […]

Bringing Mencap to a standstill #treatmewell

13 Mar 2018 - 9 Comments

I was in York today for the final pre-inquest review meeting before Danny Tozer’s inquest. Danny was a fit and healthy young man, who liked nature, people and cups of tea. He was just 36 when he died in September 2015. Danny had a severe learning disability, autism and epilepsy. He lived in supported living […]

The crystallisation of insight #JusticeforLB

20 Feb 2018 - 2 Comments

I’m currently sat in a hotel room in Manchester thanks to the generosity of the #JusticeforLB crowdfunders, who smashed our initial target in August, thankfully, given this is the fourth time the tribunal have met to discuss Dr Valerie Murphy’s (un)fitness to practice. For anyone reading this blind Murphy is a psychiatrist specialising in learning disability, […]

Sorry seems to be the hardest word

09 Feb 2018 - 1 Comment

Richard Handley’s inquest concluded yesterday, the coroner found gross failings, missed opportunities and that Richard should not have died. No-one should die of constipation in a civilised society. It’s utterly disgraceful. It makes me so angry and so sad. It’s too early for me to blog about the coroner’s decision or what we might change […]

The life and death of Richard Handley #OpenJustice

06 Feb 2018 - 6 Comments

I’ve spent the last fortnight in Ipswich, live tweeting the inquest of Richard Handley, a young man whose life was cut short in it’s prime, aged just 33. I’ve spent break times with Richard’s family in the court jury room, listening to the telling of tales and the sort of family folklore that we’d all […]

I AM challenging behaviour

06 Nov 2017 - No Comments

Busy week for my ‘I AM Challenging Behaviour’ badge. I’ve worn it at the two day NHSE event #LearningfromDeaths, at the brilliant #JusticeforLB Book Launch (you can buy the book here if you’ve not got it already), and for two days now at the MPTS Tribunal into the fitness to practice of Dr Valerie Murphy, […]

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