Crowdfunded #OpenJustice 2018-19

Last year, at the conclusion of the HSE prosecution of Southern Health I had a number of conversations with people about crowdfunding my open justice work longer term. It was suggested that some people might be prepared to pay an amount monthly to help out with my costs and to cover my time. As uncomfortable […]

#RROAppeal What price scrutiny and transparency in the Family Court?

This time last week I was sat in *the* grandest room I’ve ever tweeted from. Court 33 at the Royal Courts of Justice, on the couple of occasions when I looked up to the high ceiling I couldn’t help think you could fit at least another floor, maybe two in if space were tight. I […]

Live tweeting inquests and chasing open justice

It’s been a couple of months since I’ve blogged and I’ve yet to venture onto twitter personally this year. Indeed I’ve sent a grand total of 5 tweets, all from @JusticeforCol and the last one said We'll not live tweet today, will be dealt with ahead of inquest in March #JusticeforCol — JusticeforCol (@JusticeforCol) January […]

Six months of crowdfunded #OpenJustice work

At the start of May I blogged about how I’d asked the kind souls who live on the internet to support me with my Open Justice work. I asked for help and you replied, with your cash and your words of support, and for that I’m still so very grateful. I wrote an update of […]

Giving thanks #WCMTLD

I’m just back in the UK, waiting for my train and the final leg home. Toronto Pearson airport was absolutely rammed last night, this weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving. I’ve got so much I’d like to blog about still but for now I wanted to post a quick post of thanks. One of the absolute most […]

Canada: Week Two

I arrived back in Toronto late on Saturday and now am writing this final post on Thursday evening from the airport, waiting for my flight home. The last few days has felt like a bit of a whirlwind, I feel like I’ve blinked and the time has gone. It’s been amazing though. Sunday was a […]

Three days in Edmonton

I’m sat in Edmonton airport writing this and my mind is on overdrive, so many thoughts, ideas and reflections buzzing around my head. I had a far too short trip to Edmonton (which is my responsibility entirely) but am glad to have met with the people who kindly made time for me. I’m also very […]

Surviving Huronia

In my last post I mentioned that from 1876 to 2009 thousands of children and adults with developmental disabilities/learning disabled people lived in the┬áHuronia Regional Centre institution at Orillia. I also stated that the abuse and neglect they were subjected to was utterly dehumanising, life altering and in some cases life ending. In 2008 Marilyn […]

Canada: Week One

I’ve chosen not to write blog posts daily on my Canadian leg of this trip, instead I’ll do a post every few days. I flew into Toronto a week ago on a fairly turbulent flight due to wind and jet streams. I was productive on the flight, met a few deadlines and was excited to […]