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BMA accused of contempt of court

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 12 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:401
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    Mr Justice Forbes, the judge who presided over the case of Dr Harold Shipman, the English GP who was recently found guilty of murdering 15 of his patients, has criticised the BMA for “flagrant” contempt, which could have halted the trial. He has referred the matter to the attorney general.

    The BMA had prepared a background briefing paper for circulation before the verdict …

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