This is the Practice Guidance that shows that I should NOT have been kicked out of Lincoln County Court yesterday.
Our introduction letters got us in as McKenzie Friends, but we didn’t get ‘right of audience’. As ‘web publisher’, I knew I wouldn’t, for I was told once before that
You don’t understand confidentiality.
But: preparing paperwork is one level of assistance; speaking in court is another one; ‘assisting’ by whispering and passing notes is the third ‘mode of operation’.
When the Pedros submitted our ‘position statement’, Lincolnshire County Court’s barrister alerted the judge to the blog that I had created for the family.
The barrister alerted the judge also to the fact that I am the person associated with the website for Vicky Haigh (set to ‘private’ a long time ago).
Before the Pedros went into court, my Co-McKenzie Friend offered the other side that I’d set the Pedro site to ‘private’.
For this morning’s hearing, they had produced
- an Order that claims Carla Pedro had breached the gag and should therefore be imprisoned – to Carla responded “no problem”;
- a printout of Sir James Munby’s judgement that appeals to courts to ‘adapt to the realities of the internet, particularly social media’;
- a ‘case outline’ which lied about the allegations of the 13- year-old boy who had written letters complaining about social worker Lee Watkinson and his fear of ‘bum rape’.
Yesterday the question about how a Portuguese boy learns about ‘bum rape’ was refused…
More about the case later.
- DON’T ADOPT My Son! – A Leaflet for the Next Empowerment Monday (victims-unite.net)
- #melissalaird in Court 18 @ the RCJ – on behalf of US mother deported whilst her only child is kept for adoption (mckenzie-friends.co.uk)
- McKenzie friend for Wales and Southern England (mckenziefriend4wales.wordpress.com)
- LACK of LEGAL AID to defend libel proceedings led to complex trial breached defendants’ right to a fair trial (melissalaird.wordpress.com)
- BELINDA’s BATTLE for Britain’s Children and an Ethical Parliament (belindammckenzie.wordpress.com)
- Court Hearings in December illustrate how the UK’s ‘child protection’ system is an international scandal (oneworldchronicle.com)
- EMAIL to Walsall Council Leader Mike Bird re misconduct in public office (philthompsonfamily.wordpress.com)