October 31, 2006

Police arrest Freeman

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/6100970.stm

I’m going to be following this case with interest. For those of you who don’t know who Nick Freeman is, he’s a top lawyer who makes a hell of a lot of money out of representing motorists in court, usually defending them successfully. He’s about the only lawyer I’ve heard of who I like. He was arrested yesterday morning and released late last night following raids on his office by police requested by Gwent police force. Currenty there’s no information on the charges other than that they relate to suspicion of perverting the course of justice. It will be very interesting to see if there’s any truth in these allegations, or if (as I suspect) it’s a PR stunt by the police. I don’t know if the allegations are true (I don’t even know what they are!) but Freeman has always struck me as a relatively stragiht lawyer who happens to be blessed with the gift of being much smarter than the prosecution. As he’s said before, if the prosecution have done their job properly and the evidence is sound, then he has no case and he loses (like he did with Paris Hilton recently). I suspect “perverting the course of justice” translates to “showing up the evidence and prosecution for being sloppy”, which causes no end of annoyance to road safey campaigners, which is probably the real reason behind his arrest. But as I say, no hard facts yet, so it’s purely speculation on my part.

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  1. Susan

    Wasn’t it Caprice (who, I think, lives in the UK), rather than Paris Hilton (who also was arrested for drink driving lately)? Is it sad that I know that?

    23 Nov 2006, 23:55

  2. It could well have been – I recall her name being mentioned in relation to drink driving charges. I think Paris was also charged with drink driving though. Maybe I’m getting my celebrities mixed up – I don’t claim to follow who’s who with any great level of enthusiasm or detail!

    26 Nov 2006, 22:21

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