Digital copy of Advice to the States of Jersey Police in the matter of issues raised by Senator Stuart Syvret. Advice of Martin Edmunds QC upon instructions of Carey Olsen. [Some details redacted].

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May 27th 2008 - May 27th 2008

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Details instructions by Carey Olsen to review the conclusion of Advocate Robert MacRae expressed in a draft advice, noting provision of a number of appendices to that advice and of other summary documents. Sets out details of allegations made by Senator Syvret in statements dated 17 March and 5 April 2008 relating to matters including: Victoria College/[Andrew] Jervis-Dykes; Blanche Pierre/Alan and Jane Maguire; general failure to prosecute by Attorneys General Michael Birt and William Bailhache; conduct of individuals including Michael Pollard, Marni Baudain [Marnie Baudains], Linda Dodds, Graham Jennings, Anton Skinner and Mario Lundy, and a report by Dylan Southern; and Roger Holland. Also outlines matters outside the review. Sets out comments about general matters including criteria for prosecution, perverting the course of justice, misconduct in public office, the corroboration rule, and abuse of process. Sets out advice in relation to the conclusions of Advocate MacRae regarding allegations raised by Senator Syvret regarding matters including: Victoria College, the Maguires and general failure to prosecute child abuse cases. Includes Annex One which provides a list of materials reviewed during the course of the advice, including the initial instructions dated 19 May 2008, draft advice dated 12 May 2008 and further draft dated 23 May 2008; and further material received relating to Senator Syvret, the Maguires, Victoria College, data protection, and paperwork in respect of five cases not pursued.


Bailhache, Sir Philip
Bailhache, William
Baker, Piers
Baudains, Marnie
Binnington, Alan, Advocate
Birt, Michael
Bonney, Robert
Carter, Brian, Detective Constable
Christmas, Ian
Cornelissen, Anton
Dodds, Linda
Edmunds, Martin, QC
Faudemer, Barry
Hamon, Francis
Holland, Roger
Hydes, Jack
Jennings, Graham
Jervis-Dykes, Andrew
Le Breton, John
Le Brocq, Robert
Lundy, Mario
MacRae, Robert, Advocate
Maguire, Alan
Maguire, Jane
O'Donnell, Laurence
Pollard, Mike
Rotherham, David
Sharp, Stephen
Skinner, Anton
Southern, Dylan
Syvret, Stuart
Wherry, Danny
Blanche Pierre Family Group Home
Carey Olsen
Children's Services
Crown Prosecution Service
Education Committee
Greenfields Centre
Health and Social Services
Historic Abuse Team
Law Officers' Department
Les Chênes Residential School
Operation Rectangle
Social Services
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Police
Victoria College
Victoria College Board of Governors


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