Robert will be in court in Edinburgh at the offices of The Court of Session, 120 The Cowgate, Edinburgh at 12 noon this Thursday [11 November]. This is to deal with Sheriff Graham Buchanan`s efforts to make him pay just over £7,500 for his legal costs in an attempt to shut him up. He was never able to defend this as Buchanan’s associates seized his entire defence when the police raided his home on 13th February and have thwarted all his attempts to have the items returned. Robert will have legal representation on Thursday but is seeking permission to speak in person. In an ironic twist, Buchanan is being represented by solicitors Simpson & Marwick who also represent Hollie's father and initial abuser Denis Mackie, as in the divorce hearing at which Buchanan adjudicated. On that occasion the lawyers ensured that Hollie did not enter the court where she would have seen Sheriff Buchanan…
And on the ‘another one bites the dust' theme, there’s been another sudden removal from post, this time of the Procurator Fiscal for Aberdeen, Stephen McGowan who was transferred to Edinburgh on 22nd October, just as a whole lot of tampered-with evidence is about to emerge. The transfer was ordered by Elish Angiolini. McGowan has made provably false remarks about Hollie’s credibility and reliability as a witness (Woman loses campaign to have abusers prosecuted, Aberdeen Press & Journal, 7th January 2010) and has made similarly false allegations that Robert has been passing himself off as a solicitor which is a criminal offence in Scotland. Robert has demanded a retraction and an apology but no response of any kind has been forthcoming. McGowan has been responsible throughout for leading the Crown Prosecution against Robert, who for his part has been demanding that McGowan be withdrawn, on the grounds that his unfounded comments should disqualify him from his role.
The new PF for Aberdeen, Andrew Richardson is already hard at work hushing up paedophilia, see today’s edition of the Aberdeen Press and Journalhttp://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1996348/?UserKey&ref=nf&UserKey=#ixzz14PwaelXR
A propos the forthcoming breach-of-the-peace trial (the Thursday hearing is of course only about the costs issue), here’s a clip of Donald Findlay QC who will be defending Robert being interviewed a few years back on STV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD9xnkMUkI4