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Tankertrashnav
1st May 2014, 18:25
Constance Briscoe, barrister and part-time recorder (judge) has been convicted of perverting the course of justice in relation to lying in support of her friend Vicky Price who was herself convicted.

She had earlier accused her own mother of abusing her, claims which her mother always denied. The mother is now demanding an apology for those accusations.

She has now stands as a convicted liar, her career at an end and prison almost certainly awaiting.

What an end to a career which she carved out of nothing, and what a let down to women and racial minorities who looked to her as an example of what they could attain in the legal profession.

Why on earth did she do it?

alisoncc
1st May 2014, 19:47
Because like so many in the legal professions they come to believe that they are above the law. Whey you consider that the bulk of their time is spent on working how to manipulate the law to the advantage of their clients, it's an easy step to trying to manipulate it for yourself.

ChrisVJ
1st May 2014, 21:14
But she wasn't manipulating the law for herself, she was doing it for Hune's wife. Why would she risk everything for that?

alisoncc
1st May 2014, 23:29
Because she thought she could get away with it. Simple. People who manipulate the law tend to have little respect for it.

sitigeltfel
2nd May 2014, 06:10
Looks like they might be nailing her for another one....

Briscoe forgery? (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10802587/Constance-Briscoe-faces-new-criminal-inquiry.html)

Scotland Yard confirmed detectives are investigating further claims that Briscoe, who faces a jail term when she is sentenced on Friday, used fraudulent medical records and other documents in an earlier court case.

A doctor whose signature appeared on documents used in a 2008 libel trial - which was brought by Briscoe’s own mother over her childhood memoir Ugly - told the BBC he was not the author of two of the papers.

At least she was honest with the book title.

Funnily enough, an anagram of her name is "aborts conscience".

UniFoxOs
2nd May 2014, 08:11
One lawyer in jail - a good start.

Bronx
2nd May 2014, 08:42
alisoncc Because she thought she could get away with it. Simple.

Two juries didn't think it was simple.

The first couldn't agree if she was guilty or not and in the re-trial the second jury took 6 hours to decide.
If the first jury was made up of people like you or Unifox they would have convicted her in 5 minutes and there wouldn't have been a second trial.

tony draper
2nd May 2014, 10:24
She got 16 months,that means she will be out in eight.
Be much tutting and head shaking beneath wigs today.
"Good grief!!what are they thinking!they can't lock our kind up"
:rolleyes:

charliegolf
2nd May 2014, 11:32
And the 8 months will be in a jail for 'their kind'. Jail scares me, but I could do 8 months in a white collar jail standing on my head.

CG (aka Mr Bridger)

alisoncc
2nd May 2014, 12:45
Don't think they will let her resume her previous job when she comes out. :}

vulcanised
2nd May 2014, 12:50
Don't think they will let her resume her previous job when she comes out.


Obviously now fully qualified for a career in politics.