Digital copy of a File Note by Michael Birt of a meeting to discuss whether there was sufficient evidence to proceed with the prosecution case relating to the Attorney General v. [Alan] Maguire and [Jane] Maguire. [Some details redacted].

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November 11th 1998 - November 11th 1998

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Lists MCB [Michael Birt, Attorney General], Crown Advocate [Alan] Binnington, Ian Christmas, Marnie Baudains (Children's Service), Detective Sergeant [Michael] Shearer and Detective Constable [Nicholas] Troy as in attendance. Refers to analysis of the evidence on each charge and review of other evidence including the likely defence witness, including discussion of the evidence of [a former member of staff]. Includes reference to memoranda prepared by Ian Christmas and Alan Binnington. Also refers to discussion of strong evidential difficulties, including remarks by Marnie Baudains about the case. Notes conclusion that there was insufficient evidence to have any realistic prospect of a conviction, noting reaction to this decision. Also includes discussion regarding action to take in respect of informing the victims.


Baudains, Marnie
Binnington, Alan, Advocate
Birt, Sir Michael
Christmas, Ian
Maguire, Alan
Maguire, Jane
Shearer, Michael, Detective Sergeant
Troy, Nick, Detective Constable
Attorney General
Blanche Pierre Family Group Home
Children's Service
Law Officers' Department
Royal Court


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