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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.

‘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…

The dumbing down of forensics

The Forensic Science Service (FSS) is a Government-owned company. It provides services to police forces across England and Wales, together with other agencies such as the Crown Prosecution Service, British…