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Digital copy of the Witness Statement of Sir Philip Bailhache to the Inquiry providing an account of his experiences as a Crown Officer. [Some details redacted].
January 22nd 2016 - January 22nd 2016
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Provides background information including an overview of his and education and career in Jersey as an advocate and then appointments to the positions of Solicitor General in 1975, Attorney General in 1986, Deputy Bailiff in 1994 and Bailiff in 1995. Includes details about the oversight of the functions of the Crown Officers. Includes comments about a speech he made as Bailiff on Liberation Day in 2008. Also comments on the issue of requirement for corroboration and the prosecution of child abuse cases, outlines his involvement in the prosecutions of police officers and people in power, and describes the duty of professionals to report allegations of abuse. Includes comments about a number of specific issues including: the case of Leslie Hughes; evidence provided to the Inquiry by John Rodhouse regarding disclosure of allegations of abuse; the case of Roger Holland; the case of Andrew Jervis-Dykes and Victoria College; the case of Robert Le Brocq in respect of alleged inaction in relation to complaints against Roger Holland; the issue of remand and sentencing options for school age offenders; and the case of [an individual accused of sexually abusing his foster brother]. Also comments on allegations against him made by Stuart Syvret regarding failure to take appropriate action to protect children from sexual offenders, referring to a number of prosecution cases during which he was involved as Bailiff.
Bailhache, Sir Philip
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