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Pathologist in Sally Clark case wins appeal against removal from government register

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39328.472627.4E (Published 06 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:466
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The pathologist for the prosecution in the Sally Clark murder case, who failed to disclose results of microbiological tests on her second baby, has won an appeal against his removal from the UK Home Office register of forensic pathologists.

    An appeal panel of three people, headed by a retired appeal court judge, Sir Paul Kennedy, held that the ruling by a home office disciplinary tribunal in 2005 removing Alan Williams from the register was “unreasonable” (BMJ 2005;331:1355 doi: 10.1136/bmj.331.7529.1355-a).

    He was “a competent pathologist who made one serious …

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