Unsafe conviction rejected in Roy Meadow expert witness caseBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7511.253-a (Published 28 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:253
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
The Court of Appeal last week endorsed the paediatrician Roy Meadow as an expert witness, asserting that he “had and still has enormous expertise” as a child abuse expert.
The comment, from three judges, who rejected an appeal by a man jailed for life for murder after Professor Meadow gave evidence at his trial, came just days after the paediatrician was struck off the medical register for giving misleading evidence at the trial of solicitor Sally Clark.
Paul Martin, who was convicted at Nottingham crown court of murdering Patricia Robinson's 7 month old son, argued that his conviction was unsafe because …