I was delighted when the coroner suggested that parents Tom Evans and Kate James ought to be allowed to join in, as interested parties, with my legal challenge against his decision that Alfie’s death didn’t need investigating. The Christian Legal Centre tried to prevent me from serving the court papers on Tom and Kate, so I went back to court last Wednesday to apply for the court’s help in getting to Tom and Kate the good news of my legal challenge, enabling me to recover from the Christian Legal Centre’s treachery in keeping from their clients the news of my involvement, from May onwards.
Behind closed doors today, Mr Justice Butcher ruled, without the 30 minute public hearing for which I had applied, that Tom and Kate are not entitled to know about my legal challenge, and don’t necessarily even have any interest in whether the coroner’s decision was right or wrong. The judge did put the ball back in the Christian Legal Centre’s court though, by ordering me to ask them to send Tom and Kate copies of his order today. Continue reading
In an attempt to recover from the treachery of The Christian Legal Centre and the apparent official secrecy of all contact details of Tom Evans and Kate James, I returned to court today to file an application. Unfortunately, I was not able to get the application heard immediately. Although it is an application without notice, I have already sent a copy of it to the defendant coroner, The Christian Legal Centre and Merseyside police.
The gist of the application is getting the coroner, the police and The Christian Legal Centre to co-operate with the court in getting to Tom and Kate the paperwork they need (a) in order for them to be able to understand what I have done, which they may well decide is to their advantage and be glad of, and (b) for Tom and Kate to make informed decisions whether either or both wish to take advantage of what I have done. Continue reading
I’ve asked the police please to enable me to serve, on bereaved parents Tom and Kate, my #AlfieInquest judicial review claim against the coroner, challenging his decision not to investigate Alfie’s death. (Please could I suggest that readers follow this blog who want to be notified automatically by email when I publish the police’s response?)
This is the email I sent: Continue reading
It is possible to take the police to court.
A police officer slagged me off in writing in 2014. I sued the chief constable for libel in 2015. It has taken a while, but I have finally won a retraction of the false accusations made against me, plus some money, plus my legal costs. Suing the police involved a lot of waiting, but not a huge amount of work. Continue reading
This morning I received the transcript of the hearing that took place on 14th May. The hearing occurred because neither the coroner nor the Christian Legal Centre had told me whether Alfie’s parents were intending to cremate his body after the funeral that day, or to bury Alfie.
I am publishing both the transcript and also (for the first time) the application that I made that day, including supporting evidence. Continue reading
The late Scott Douglas Routley had a nasty road traffic accident around the turn of the century, which damaged his brain. By 2012, Scott had been comatose, persistently vegetative, “locked-in” – or however you want to put it – for 12 years. He couldn’t move, or talk. Continue reading
The claim I promised to make against the Senior Coroner for Liverpool, seeking judicial review of his decision not to hold an investigation into the death of Alfie Evans, was filed at the Royal Courts of Justice today, 27th July 2018. Continue reading