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Alastair Logan is a retired solicitor who represented the Guildford Four and Maguire Seven and the defendants in eight other terrorist trials between 1974 and 1985. Alastair has represented many applicants in the European Court of Human Rights and now retired continues to work in the field of human rights. He was awarded an OBE for services to justice in 2002.

Ministers need to reinstate a national forensic science service – and quickly

Ministers need to reinstate a national forensic science service – and quickly

A new forensic and biometrics service is planned by the Home Office, four years after it controversially abolished its predecessor. Ministers say there will be a ‘national approach’ to forensic…

Let’s not follow the US example on Tasers

Let’s not follow the US example on Tasers

A new study carried out by Drexel University and Arizona State University in the USA, which was funded by the US Department of Justice‚Äôs National Institute of Justice, and which…

‘An unprecedented act of vandalism’

‘An unprecedented act of vandalism’

REVIEW: Mike Silverman is one of the UK’s leading forensic scientists. His book (Written in blood: the remarkable casebook of one of Britain’s top forensic scientists) charts his career from…

Tasers: the ‘non-lethal’ weapon reckoned to have caused more than 500 deaths

Tasers: the ‘non-lethal’ weapon reckoned to have caused more than 500 deaths

Andrew Meyer, a student at the University of Florida, after being persistent in demanding a reply during a public Q & A session on 17 September 2007 with US Senator…

From pole position to banana republic: the closure of the Forensic Science Service

From pole position to banana republic: the closure of the Forensic Science Service

The Select Committee on Science and Technology in the House of Commons has published its second report into forensic science, writes Alistair Logan. Alastair Logan is a retired solicitor who…

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