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Digital copy of the Witness Statement of Philip Sinel to the Inquiry providing an account of his experiences as an Advocate and as a resident of Jersey and evidence on a number of child abuse cases brought to his attention as a result of conducting pro-bono support for the Jersey Care Leavers Association. [Some details redacted].

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Reference ZC/D/AW2/B2/21/WS000706
Date 15 December 2015
Scope and Content Provides details about his background including his education and legal career. Includes comments about the culture and justice system of Jersey, particularly in relaiton ot evidence about corruption in the island in respect of: the constitution, the local media, the judicial system, the electorate, the finance industry, the financial dynamics of the population, a culture of fear, and Jersey's status as an island. Includes comments about the Bailhache Brothers, Sir Philip Bailhache and William Bailhache and evidence of corruption within the establishment, including remarks about cases involving himself, Graham Power, Lenny Harper, [Louis] Béghin, [David] Minty, Stuart Syvret, Wendy Kinnard and Deputy [Trevor] Pitman. Includes comments about the law on corroboration in Jersey. Includes remarks about the conduct of Sir Michael Birt as Bailiff, general comments about the roles of the Bailiff, the Attorney General, the Royal Court and the Court of Appeal. Includes evidence about his involvement in a case against the Bank of Cantrade and a case relating to the relationship between Terry Le Main and a property developer when Mr Le Main was Minister for Housing. Comments on being made the subject of numerous complaints to the Jersey Law Society over the course of his career. Also includes comments about the press in Jersey, particularly in relation to the handling of the child abuse investigation by the Jersey Evening Post and the case of a man accused of multiple rapes. Also comments on a prosecution brought against him for assault and refers to his suspension from practicing for four months. Details his involvement with the Jersey Care Leavers Association and provides evidence relating to specific cases of child abuse he encountered during his time as an Advocate, particularly in relation to the case of an individual sexually abused by her foster father. Finishes with comments about the Inquiry, detailing matters for the Inquiry to consider. Outlines need for an apology for, and acknowledgement of, what has happened, and remarks about individuals including the Bailhache brothers and [Mario] Lundy. [For Exhibits PS1 to PS15 referred to in this statement, see C/D/AW2/A6/13/WD009119/1 to C/D/AW2/A6/13/WD009119/15. For the Witness Statement of Philip Sinel to the Inquiry dated 15 December 2015, see C/D/AW2/B2/21/WS000706].
Names Bailhache, Sir Philip
Bailhache, William
Béghin, Louis
Beloff, Michael
Birt, Sir Michael
Blatchley, Ian
Carswell, Lord
Clyde-Smith, Julian Anthony
Crill, Sir Peter
Faudemer, Barry
Fitz, Sarah, Advocate
Fossey, Alison
Gradwell, Mick
Harper, Lenny
Kinnard, Wendy
Labey, Carolyn, Deputy
Le Cocq, Timothy
Le Main, Terry
Le Quesne, Sir Godfray
Lundy, Mario
McColl, Sir John
McNulty, Lord
Michel, R J, Advocate
Minty, David
Pitman, Shona, Deputy
Pitman, Trevor, Deputy
Power, Graham
Shenton, Dick, Senator
Sinel, Philip
Straw, Jack
Syvret, Stuart, Senator
Walker, Frank
Warcup, David
Weedon, Ian
Attorney General
Bailiff of Jersey
Bedell Cristin Advocates
Council of Ministers
Court of Appeal
Haut de la Garenne
Health and Social Services
Home Affairs
Home Office
Honorary Police
Jersey Care Leavers' Association
Jersey Evening Post
Jersey General Hospital
Jersey Law Society
L'Horizon Hotel
Leeds United Football Club
Lincoln Trustees
Mayo Associates
Ministry of Justice
Operation Rectangle
Royal Air Force
Royal Court
Sinels Advocates
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Police
Victoria College
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Language English
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Digital copy of the Witness Statement of Philip Sinel to the Inquiry providing an account of his experiences as an Advocate and as a resident of Jersey and evidence on a number of child abuse cases brought to his attention as a result of conducting pro-bono support for the Jersey Care Leavers Association. [Some details redacted].

ZC/D/AW2/B2/21/WS000706

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