Telecon regarding retrial of murder case in Scotland. Issues relate to asphyxia/blunt force injury and blood.  s18 case of delayed splenic rupture some days after possible left chest trauma.  s18 case of spiral fracture to tibia and fibula. Causation in both these cases. Decision still awaited.  Attendance at Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine meeting with Aisling Murphy of Elsevier to discuss Journal of Forensic & Legal Medicine.  Surveymonkey questionnaire generated to address questions regarding utility of Journal and experience of publishing, went live on 26th April pm thanks to super-efficient FFLM staff.  Forensics Expo Europe visited with FHC Expert for Law Managing Director and Case Manager.  Contacts with a variety of companies. Caught up with Denise Syndercombe-Court on the Kings College stand. Revision session for MSc students at Barts and the London. Submitted papers on use of force, irritant spray and Taser in time for deadline for the 7th European Symposium on Non-Lethal Weapons in Ettlingen in June. FHC Experts for Law ( went live with new mediation service with strong panel of established mediators – FHC for Mediation ( recognised as Accredited Provider of Civil Mediation Council and for the Ministry of Justice.  Completed response to CMC regard.ding consultation on accreditation of mediators.  Next week – two court cases – child abuse – bruise interpretation and ageing and s18 – causation of injury and number of impacts.   On call for Met Police as FME.  To Toronto for final meeting of Taser review panel. Meeting due with CEO of London Independent Hospital.  Only around for two days over Bank Holiday weekend 🙁  and then off to Bruxelles for EU meeting on review of measures against torture.

Maidstone Crown Court - April 2013