Cadder’s Grandchildren: The ‘Free’ Suspect’s Right to a Lawyer

The Appeal Court continues to issue judgements in relation to Cadder-type situations where a suspect claims to have had a right to legal advice ignored by the police and prosecuting authorities. The most recent to be reported is Barrie v HM Advocate [2012] HCJAC 160.  In that case the appellant claimed that incriminating responses made Read more about Cadder’s Grandchildren: The ‘Free’ Suspect’s Right to a Lawyer[…]

Son of Cadder – It Won’t End Here!

It was not so long ago that we had one of those big stooshies.  Some bloke in Turkey had got himself verballed by the polis and then some judges in Strasbourg said that’s no fair.  Then seven Scottish judges said, well Turkey’s not Scotland.  We’ve got corroboration and that.  If the police are going to Read more about Son of Cadder – It Won’t End Here![…]

Son of Cadder Cases Decided

The Supreme Court has issued the long-awaited judgements in the test cases referred on the basis of the Cadder decision. The majority of the Court has concluded that Cadder does not apply a general rule that those suspects who are not detained by the police or otherwise have their freedom curtailed are entitled to legal Read more about Son of Cadder Cases Decided[…]