Saturday, January 19, 2013


 Former Bailiff  Sir Philip Bailhache - Brother of William.  

Former Attorney General William Bailhache & Now Deputy Bailiff. When he is no longer in office - in my opinion - Jersey will become a better place

Simon Thomas - Independant? Read on







Jersey is nearing the end of its 'Feudal Reign' and the old guard know it. It is for this reason that Sir Philip Bailhache stood for Senator in 2011. He has been dropping grenades ever since being elected. He is Jersey's very own King Canute.  The establishment have been relentless in their cover-up after cover-up. They  forgot one very important factor, "The Jersey Disease"


Let me make this clear. The Feudal bloodline is near extinction. It has had a fantastic run. The current Attorney General, Tim Le Cocq is no Philip or William Bailhache. He is but a court jester to the main show being played out in front of him. And what of the Solicitor General, Howard Sharp? Is he of proud Jersey Feudal stock? Alas no. He is just a court Jester to the main show being played out in front of him. We have been under the Bailhache influence for a very long time. Sir Philip has been in the Jersey Law Office since 1975. He served as Solicitor General between (1975 -85) and Attorney General between (1986 - 93). He then became Deputy Bailiff in 1994 and became Bailiff in 1995 until leaving office in June 2009.

We have been in the grips of a Feudal Monarchy. 

 These 3 have been the real power in Jersey for some 40 years

Sir Philip Bailhache 

Sir Michael Birt  

William Bailhace 

The Child Abuse Cover-UP and all the dropped cases lie at their door. It lies at the stagnant door of the so called independent Lawyers called in by the then Attorney General William Bailhache.  We must take a very good look at these so called independent Lawyers and their connection to 
7 bedford row.  Like all regimes they have surrounded themselves with yes men and fear. No Jersey Lawyer will dare make a stand against these two. There is perhaps one. Advocate Sinel. There will be more to come concerning Advocate Sinel over the coming weeks and months. These will appear on the excellent VFC and


The Jersey Law Office under the Bailhache brothers in my opinion is a toxic edifice. It has gone unchecked. It has been left to its own devices for far to long. I believe Jersey will become a better place, being able to breathe more freely and become more open and transparent when the Bailihache brothers are removed from any decision making and influence. Jersey must move away from the dark clouds that Operation Rectangle exposed. We must move forward. Away from the old guard, who like a washed up boxer doesn't know when to quit. Do we really need some so out of touch as Philip Bailhache going around the world as our Foreign Minister? No, we need someone forward thinking, energetic and based in the 21st Century.  

Now, remember all the dropped Child Abuse Cases from "Operation Rectangle?"

There were many. Remember how they were all independently assessed. Complete rubbish. It was a closed shop. The first thing that the then Attorney General, William Bailhache, did was call in the trusted inner circle of lawyers. These Lawyers all being Independent we were told. Now, if someone told me that independent lawyers were reviewing cases I would be thinking that they had no connection with Jersey and would have a good knowledge of child abuse cases. This is not the case. Every dropped case from Operation Rectangle now needs proper independent reviews. This must be done in an open and transparent way. The Lawyers must be free from influence and have no connection to Jersey.

I must return to a blog posting from former Senator Stuart Syvret. His "Letter from Exile 9" posting gave us a first look at the involvement of the Legal Chambers  "7 BEDFORD ROW".

 Look out for the names of Simon Thomas and Jonathan Bertram.  These two were independent lawyers working for the AG's office. Just look at their field of expertise. Nothing to do with Child Abuse. 

This is what Mr Syvret said: 

“7 Bedford Row”.

And, indeed, it’s a very impressive looking outfit – judging from their website.

Lots and lots of terribly learned individuals – with very impressive CV’s.

And some most fascinating case-work on those CVs.

But – oh dear, boys and girls - I fear you’ve grown far too used to keeping very bad company.

I dare say that 7 Bedford Row and its Partners and Associates – and it’s “Door tenants” (hello Stephen) – are all legal masterminds, but – alas – the law – and politics – are not always the same thing – and don’t always mix successfully.

I begin to wonder whether 7 Bedford Row might not have just found itself ‘on the wrong side’. (Look, I know there is no ‘wrong side’ from a lawyer’s perspective, as long as that side is paying, but work with me on this.)

Indeed , so much so, the very name ‘7 Bedford Row’ could go down in legal firm infamy.

Let us take a closer look – at these “independent” chambers – employed by the Jersey oligarchy – to provide “independent” “opinions” on whether to prosecute the child abusers.

A little brief research reveals the following.

7 Bedford Row have extremely close and sustained professional relationships with Jersey’s Attorney General’s Office.

Each year the outfit and/or its partners receive astronomical sums of money in fees from Jersey’s Law Officers’ department – thus destroying any pretence to objectivity and “independence” claimed for the chambers.

How old is the connection with 7 Bedford Row?

How close can you get?

Michael Birt worked at the partnership of 7 Bedford Row – and to this day can be seen regularly dinning (at tax-payers’ expense) with David Farrer, the present head of chambers at 7 Bedford Row.

Guess who else used to work at 7 Bedford Row?

Why – none other than my old friend, Stephen Baker – who left those chambers to take up a full-time post in – this is getting too easy isn’t it – Jersey’s AG’s office – until he had qualified as a Jersey Advocate, then he left, and founded his own practice – Baker Platt.

And – so “independent” are all these arrangements – that another former employee of the AG’s office – Cyril Whelan – left in 2006 – to go and work for – Baker Platt.

And – (you know, this is getting like Friends Reunited) – guess who – along with Mick Birt – played an instrumental role in abandoning the murder investigation of Nurse M – back in 1999?

You know?

When he was a Crown Advocate?

Why, Cyril Whelan, of course.

I’m sure Advocate Whelan has been able to advise Advocate Baker most thoroughly in respect of the latter’s prosecution of me for exposing the serial killer, Nurse M.

I’m sure such a learned fellow as Advocate Whelan must remember aspects of the investigation, some of which are so startling, one couldn’t, surely, forget? 

Back to our “independent” extended family of lawyers.

When Advocate Whelan left the Attorney General’s office – to go and work in Baker Platt in 2006, a new lawyer was brought in to replace him, one Howard Sharp.

Do we know where Mr. Sharp came from? Yes we do!

7 Bedford Row.

What may be a little less known is where Mr. Sharp is going – which is widely rumoured to be the post of Solicitor General – much to the annoyance of several Jersey lawyers.

I think we’ve established – quite categorically – that – in no way, shape or form – can 7 Bedford Row be credibly termed “independent” of the Jersey Attorney General’s Office.

A veritable Amazon-flow of fees – Jersey tax-payers money – goes to 7 Bedford Row each year – and those who tire of the - err – taxation environment of London appear to have ready-made career opportunities in Jersey – via an ever-welcoming door in the Attorney General’s Office.

But – our familiarisation with this legal fraternity has scarcely begun.

Another alumni of 7 Bedford Row is one Mathew Jowitt – who left those chambers to work in – Jersey’s AG’s Office. However, his time there had to be cut, unfortunately, short because of his role in the illegal aspects of the Curtis Warren case, which saw the AG’s office authorising illegal actions in France and Belgium.

Illegal actions Bill Bailhache was - oh so very neatly – able to blame the police for – even though his Office authorised it.

But, when a chap has to make a sacrifice – as Jowitt did – a chap must be rewarded – so he has been appointed Crown Advocate in an on-going prosecution – the investigations for which are under the control and oversight of - David Farrer and Anwar Nashashibi – both of - 7 Bedford Row.

In all seriousness – I pause at this point to ask readers – perhaps especially those who usually disagree with me – to consider rationally – and in all decency – whether - for one instant – the non-prosecution decisions concerning the child abuse cases can be regarded as safe and credible?

Even vaguely?

The so-called “independent” UK-based legal chambers – which have provided William Bailhache with the “opinions” and excuses he required to avoid prosecuting at least nineteen cases of child abuse – are – in fact – extraordinarily closely linked with the Jersey AG’s office – appear to be almost a part of the same “firm” – serve as a career ‘feeder’ into Jersey law - and gather what may well be millions of pounds in fees each year from Jersey tax-payers.

Fees that would not accrue – if the chambers – 7 Bedford Row – were to fall out of favour with the Jersey oligarchy.

And what appears to be the dramatic dependency of 7 Bedford Row upon fees received from Jersey does not stop at the cases I’ve referred to so far.

Let me just touch briefly upon a few further examples – quoted in Partners’ CVs on the web site of 7 Bedford Row.

Anwar Nashashibi: -

“Instructed by the Attorney General of Jersey to investigate a Kenyan public official for corruption and money laundering worth millions of pounds;”

“AG of Jersey v Michel and Gallichan. Instructed by the Attorney General of Jersey to investigate and prosecute a financial services provider for multi-million pound tax evasion and money laundering. This was Jersey’s most extensive, complex and high-profile prosecution for a financial crime;”

Conor Dufficy: -

“Conor has a broad international business experience from his prior career and has spent a large part of his career at the bar working on civil fraud and trust cases in Jersey.”

Craig Carr: -

“Craig specialises in civil and criminal fraud, financial crime and regulation. He is currently instructed in the largest criminal fraud in Jersey having previously been instructed in a multi jurisdictional commercial trust dispute.”

“AG of Jersey v Bhojwani: trial concerning allegations of laundering US$ 43.9 million through Jersey.”

David O'Mahony: -

“He has worked with Bakerplatt - our 7 Bedford Row Alliance partner - in a number of cases involving civil claims by foreign governments for the return of allegedly misappropriated monies and on a multimillion dollar constructive trust action involving the proceeds of a hedge fund.”

“Re Abacha: Responsible for day-to-day management of Jersey Attorney General's investigation into Abacha's money laundering. “AG of Jersey v Bagudu: (Abacha's chief money launderer), US$ 320 million prosecution, and appeared for the Attorney General for Jersey in extradition proceedings.”

Nicholas Dean QC: -

“Operation Tetley (2001- 2003): a Jersey based investigation into “commission” payments by defence contactors.”

Jonathan Bertram: -

“In 2008 he was instructed by the Attorney General of Jersey, via Baker Platt to act as junior counsel to assist in the preparation of and disclosure in the prosecutions arising from the Jersey Historic Abuse enquiry “Haut de la Garenne”.

He has experience of cases concerning allegations of breaches of financial regulations and allegations of fraud, primarily obtained from his occasional practice in Jersey with Baker Platt.”

Nigel Povoas: -

“In Jersey, he has advised on multi-jurisdictional financial issues and has been regularly instructed in an advisory capacity by the Attorney General of Jersey.”

David Farrer QC: -

“AG of Jersey v Michel & Gallichan [2001-2007]: a multi-million pound money laundering by a trust and corporate services provider.”

Steven Gray: -

“Durant International and others v Attorney General of Jersey [2006] - Instructed to assist the Attorney General of Jersey in judicial review proceedings regarding a decision to disclose information pursuant to letters of request from an overseas jurisdiction. The letters of request concerned alleged political corruption in the context of large-scale construction contracts. Attorney General successful at first instance and in the Court of Appeal.”

Simon Thomas: -

“Simon has also worked closely with Bakerplatt and the Attorney General’s department in Jersey where he has been involved in financial crime cases with an international element, again, both prosecuting and defending. Work in offshore financial centres comprises a significant part of Simon’s practice.”

Collingwood Thompson QC: -

“Recently, Collingwood has been advising the Attorney General of Jersey on two large scale corruption and money laundering cases. The first concerned the ex-mayor of Sao Paulo in Brazil and the second (which is on-going), relates to relatives and associates of the late general Abacha of Nigeria. Both cases involve sums in excess of $250 million.”

Tom Elmer: -

“Instructed by the Attorney General of Jersey to assist in the investigation of an international money laundering case.”

And so it goes on.

And if those links to the Barristers of 7 Bedford Row were not enough – consider what are termed the “Door tenants”.

Stephan Baker – the Advocate who has committed at least 4 straightforward acts of perjury in his prosecution of me. Ex-Bedford Row; ex-Jersey AG’s Office; now of Baker Platt.

Cyril Whelan – ex-Jersey AG’s Office – now Baker Platt.

Howard Sharp – ex-7 Bedford Row, presently Jersey AG’s Office, and widely tipped to become next Jersey Solicitor General, if the poor treatment meted out to the Jersey based applicants is any gauge.

To the best of my knowledge – you would be very, very hard-put to find any major legal case in Jersey from the last decade - in which 7 Bedford Row have not played a significant, or the major, role.

So this is the source of the soi disant “independent” legal advice and opinion – that the Jersey abuse survivors, the island’s population – and the world – are supposed to accept as credible grounds for not prosecuting nearly all the Jersey child abuse cases?

Cases that would have been immensely damaging and problematic for the Jersey oligarchy – and its leaders – such as Michael Birt and William Bailhache?

7 Bedford Row, as an entity, clearly has a stranglehold over the Jersey Law Officers’ department - and its Barristers are plainly drawing mind-boggling amounts of money from Jersey tax-payers for case-work – not to mention the, no doubt, huge fees or retainers paid to members of these chambers in an advisory role to the Jersey AG.

Just how many Jersey cases has 7 Bedford Row been involved in?

Over what period of time?

Who, as individual lawyers, have been involved?

What “advisory” services have been provided by members of these chambers?

What have been the individual case-fees?

What is the total sum of money to date – spent by Jersey tax-payers on employing the lawyers of 7 Bedford Row and associates?

What is the likely value of future “business” from Jersey?

Have all business transactions between the States of Jersey and 7 Bedford Row been fully compliant with the Public Finances Law?

Given the immense sums of money flowing from Jersey tax-payers to 7 Bedford Row and its various members – and the residency and career doorway into Jersey provided by the Attorney General’s Office – and the extremely cosy and mutually beneficial relationship with private practice in Jersey – such as that of Baker Platt – can the “work” of 7 Bedford Row be regarded as objective, impartial - and safe?

The answer to that last question is no – of course it cannot be regarded – for one instant – as safe.

Plainly – what has been unmasked here is a profoundly toxic and deeply unhealthy relationship.

A set of financial and personal conflicts of interest so brazen and extreme – every prosecution decision advised upon by anyone involved with 7 Bedford Row must now be discarded.

All of the cases reported by the police in the course of the historic child abuse investigation must be re-opened.

But – who could oversee and determine such a necessary exercise? Certainly no one involved with Jersey’s Law Officers’ department.

What we see evidenced above, represents nothing less than the stark reality of a breakdown in good governance, the rule of law and good administration of justice.

The very circumstances in which London has both the power – and the duty – to intervene.

But – for mystifying reasons – London always seems reluctant to do so.

Perhaps Whitehall retain 7 Bedford Row too?

And that’s not even a joke.

But – the circumstances for intervention could be far easier for London this time.Let’s face it – when your two most recent and senior Crown appointees in Jersey – Bailiff Michael Birt – and Deputy Bailiff William Bailhache – both have to announce their resignation during the coming weeks – it furnishes you with an ideal opportunity to finally clean the stables.

But – no matter that the Jersey oligarchs and their crooked regime will probably continue to enjoy the inexplicable and mind-boggling protections of London and the FACAWs – what cannot be protected any longer – because it is smashed forever – destroyed by citizen media – and our ability to share the evidence above – is the “reputation” of these clowns and their institutions.

Henceforward – there will be no hiding from, nor escaping the fact that whenever London supports and protects the Jersey oligarchy – actually – all that is being supported, in truth, is a small claque of self-interested, dangerous and frankly inadequate individuals – who are nothing more than a stain upon the good name of the Crown.

Serial killers – not prosecuted.

Child abusers – not prosecuted.

Concealers of child abuse – not prosecuted.

Criminal conspiracies against child protection – not prosecuted.

Corrupt civil servants – not prosecuted.

Bent judges and Crown Advocates – not prosecuted.

Criminal conspiracies by civil servants against democracy – not prosecuted.

The Jersey oligarchy – and its protectors: rotten, twisted, stagnant and decadent.

Given lawyers feature so heavily in this posting, it seems apposite to finish with some Latin:

Quod erat demonstrandum.


This will lead me into the next postings and the work of Simon Thomas. His role in the eventual dropping of Child Abuse Cases. There were many. An independent Lawyer, who when googling, you get this:

Practice Areas: Business Crime, Crime; Public and Regulatory Law
Simon is a criminal practitioner with particular experience in financial crime and fraud.
Business Crime
Prosecution and defence work in cases brought by Serious Fraud Office, CPS Casework Directorate and Attorney General of Jersey. Experienced in work with an international element.

Notable cases include:
  • prosecution junior in education grant fraud involving 18 defendants.
  • defence junior in large corruption case prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office;
  • prosecution junior in 6 handed fraudulent trading case involving vehicle brokerages
  • defence junior representing estate agent charged with substantial mortgage fraud;
  • prosecution junior on a series of prosecutions involving VAT fraud and related large scale car-ringing.
  • prosecution junior in six-month banking and property fraud case
  • Defence brief in mobile phone fraud, prosecuted by the Post Office and investigated by T-Mobile, involving charges under the Telecommunications Act 1984.
  • defended a bookkeeper charged with theft of around £40,000 from employer
  • prosecuted a bank employee charged with theft in excess of £40,000
Offshore work
AG of Jersey v. Christine and Ryan Bryce-Richards: directed a three-year investigation and subsequent prosecution instigated by the Attorney-General of Jersey which concerned the fraudulent conversion by a director and her husband of a trust company. This involved:
  • evidence gathering from overseas by way of Letters of Request for Mutual assistance and related appearances in the Princely Court of Liechtenstein;
  • closely working with forensic accountants and fraud investigators;
  • obtaining orders freezing assets overseas, in particular in the Republic of Ireland, Liechtenstein and the Isle of Man;
  • High Court appearances in London successfully resisting a challenge to the validity of an extra-jurisdictional arrest warrant;
  • obtaining the extradition of one defendant from Spain;
  • the application for the enforcement of a £3.5m confiscation order.
Simon has also advised in relation to the prosecution of trust company managers in Jersey. He is experienced in confiscation work, including cases where assets are frozen overseas. Simon has acted for individuals and trustees who have had assets frozen offshore.
Simon has also been instructed in numerous cases involving large-scale drugs importations into the Channel Islands, both on behalf of the prosecution and the defence.

Simon regularly prosecutes and defends in cases of homicide, violence, drugs offences and sexual offences including rape.
Notable cases include:
  • prosecution junior in murder case arising out of an incident following a So Solid Crew event
  • prosecution junior in case of serial rapist/sexual offender
  • prosecution junior in case of gross negligence manslaughter against a mechanic
  • prosecution junior in manslaughter case in which the defendant drove his children over a cliff
  • defence brief in 18 handed conspiracy to supply heroin/cannabis case
  • defended alleged drug dealer on an indictment including a substantial amount of money laundering offences
  • prosecuted police officer in case arising out of Operation Ore
  • acted for the prosecution in case referred to the Court of Appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
Other criminal work
  • Regularly prosecutes animal welfare cases for the RSPCA
  • Experienced in defending cases brought by the Environment Agency
  • Has prosecuted on behalf of the Maritime Coastguard Agency in relation to the unsafe operation of ships
  • Has been instructed in Health and Safety and Trading Standards prosecutions
  • Undertakes advisory work on behalf of accountants and others in the regulated sector in relation to their obligations under the Proceeds of Crime Act
  • Experienced in attending police searches and advising on privileged material
The Robert Hamill Inquiry - Instructed as part of a team of criminal barristers to analyse many years of police investigation in to the death of Robert Hamill in Portadown, County Armagh in 1997.

Public & Regulatory Law
A general common law practitioner for seven years, with experience in the whole range of advocacy before the civil courts, Simon's civil practice now focuses on police law. Simon is instructed in actions against the police. He also regularly acts for the Metropolitan police in relation to:
  • cash seizures under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002;
  • applications for Sexual Offences Prevention Orders
  • applications for Football Banning Orders (part of a dedicated team retained throughout the World Cup and other international overseas matches)
  • applications for closure orders
Recent cases
  • R v. Doyle: defence junior representing senior partner of an accountancy firm charged with stealing millions of pounds worth of client funds
  • AG v. Blatchly and Adams: instructed for the defence in alleged £2.5m VAT fraud in the Isle of Man - prosecuted in Jersey. The case was dropped when the defence through forensic computer evidence raised serious issues over the integrity of certian key documents.
  • R v. Sturnham: prosecution junior in case of "single punch" manslaughter 
  • Re C Trust:instructed on behalf of trustees to obtain the release of trust funds effectively frozen in Jersey pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime legislation. The release of those funds was obtained
  • Environment Agency v. CW Ltd.: represented defendant company in prosecution alleging breach of regulations governing the export of recyclable waste
  • R v. Hall; R v. Morris: defence brief in two separate and substantial money-laundering cases
  • R v. F: represented defendant charged with arson in a case involving issues under s37 and s41 of the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Police v. MM: acted for Metropolitan Police in civil application for a Sexual Offences Prevention Order under the Sexual Offences Act 2003
  • Grade 4 prosecutor - Midland & South Eastern Circuits
  • CPS approved rape prosecutor
  • Criminal Bar Association (CBA)
  • Midland Circuit
  • South Eastern Circuit
Contact Simon Thomas
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7242 3555
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7242 2511


Simon Thomas was called to the English Bar in 1995 and has seventeen years’ courtroom experience.  He has appeared in Courts in England and Wales at all levels up to and including the Privy Council.  His specialism has been trial advocacy in the civil and criminal courts. 
Simon began working in Jersey in 2001 investigating money laundering allegations surrounding General Abacha, former dictator of Nigeria.  He went on to lead an investigation into trust company managers which lasted three years and spanned several jurisdictions, culminating in two successful prosecutions and substantial confiscation orders.

Simon’s association with Baker & Partners goes back to 2003 when Stephen Baker first established himself in independent practice.  He was instructed in the firm’s very first cases and has provided advice and assistance to Baker & Partners on a regular basis over the nine years that have followed.  As a result Simon has been involved in many of the major cases in Jersey over the last decade.  In July 2012 he accepted an offer to join the firm on a full-time basis.

In recent years his work on the Island has focussed on financial regulation.  He has represented senior directors of major financial institutions in relation to investigations by the Financial Services Commission.   He has also co-ordinated internal investigations within financial institutions where irregularities have been suspected.

Amongst Simon’s last cases in England before moving to Jersey was the defence of a director of two separate companies for conspiracy to defraud and also acting as independent counsel in the UK money laundering prosecutions involving James Ibori, a former state governor in Nigeria.

With many years’ experience in dealing with fraud and other serious crime (he was a Grade 4 prosecutor - the highest level awarded by the Crown Prosecution Service in the UK), Simon now concentrates on factually complicated matters which require careful analysis and tactical judgements.   He is currently working on a substantial piece of civil litigation involving a claim in respect of many millions of pounds of loans made and not recovered by an underlying company of a Jersey Trust.

Simon read law at Oxford University and was a tenant at 7 Bedford Row Chambers in London between 1997 and 2012.
For further information please contact

This is what former DCO Lenny Harper said of Simon Thomas and his role with "Operation Rectangle"

"Interesting to see Stuart, the comments alongside the name of Simon Thomas of those chambers. He was of course the “independent” and “very experienced in child abuse” lawyer appointed by the Attorney General to work alongside my team. Readers of this blog may recall the battle I had to fight as the AG wanted Mr Thomas placed in our Enquiry Office and to have access to all of our raw evidence and intelligence so that he could “make informed decisions at an early stage.” I resisted this by pointing out that he was a member of the same legal establishment against whom many of the complaints of cover up were directed. I pointed out that to place him in such a sensitive position with access to all information and intelligence that we received, would severely damage our credibility with victims and witnesses. Many, many, e mails are in existence detailing the efforts of the AG to over-rule me and to get Mr Thomas in our office as this “is the way the CPS operate in the UK.” Under severe pressure I had to agree to him having an office at Police Headquarters. We found it even then difficult to get hold of him as he seemed to spend much of his time in the UK. Certainly files, even simple ones, but most notably the Maguires, seemed to take an awful long time to be read and a decision given. (I was still waiting on the Maguires decision when I retired!) You may also recall that after he changed his mind about charging the couple who liked to hit children with cricket bats he and I had that conversation with me in Jersey, and him on the platform of a railway station in the UK. You will be aware that he denied any influence by the AG or any Jersey sources in the process which led to changing his mind. He seemed to suggest that he in fact had not changed his mind even though the couple were in custody and we had agreed to arrest only after getting his go ahead. I was warned that if I continued to repeat these matters his chambers would sue me. It was this decision which led to me issuing the Press Release in which I made it clear the decision to release the couple was against my wishes following which the AG demanded a report from me as to why I had issued the said Press Release. When I completed the report listing what I saw as the shortcomings in the service we had received from the Prosecuting Authorities and it found its way into the media, David Warcup instigated an investigation against you and I by Sussex Police under the Data Protection Act. (Whatever happened to that investigation?) Certainly, whilst I could see Mr Thomas’s obvious qualities, (particularly in Financial Crime investigations), wide experience in Child Abuse was not one of them.

Your comment about the AG being head of the Honorary Police may help explain to readers one other strange set of coincidences which I experienced and which I have related previously. In the five years before the Historic Abuse enquiry I was stopped by the HP on only one occasion. Shortly after the enquiry started I was stopped several times on spurious grounds. The ‘stops’ did not occur when I swopped to my wife’s car, but restarted when I reverted again to my own. On one occasion the person stopping me made an untrue and malicious allegation which the AG took no time in bringing to my attention and suggested I apologise and that I had damaged confidence in professional policing among the HP. When I supplied the true facts along with the details of the series of stops and followed it up with a letter and e mails making a formal complaint, all correspondence about the matter stopped. I still await the courtesy of a reply to any of the letters or e mails I sent to the AG about the matter." End

I believe all the cases need reviewing. It is imperative that this happens at a Committee of Enquiry.





Rico Sorda 

Part Time Investigative Journalist

Next Posting we look at two abuse cases that the Jersey Law Office catapulted out into the long grass.


Anonymous said...

1. Your contributors do sterling work to change the CESSPIT CULTURE of CORRUPTION [i.e. an IMPAIRMENT OF INTEGRITY] that daily TAINTS, EMASCULATES, & EVISCERATES the levers of power of the Island of Jersey [the largest of the "Crown Dependencies" - much used as a vehicle for FRAUD & TAX AVOIDANCE (the authorities would want to misrepresent the same as a "well regulated Offshore Finance Centre" - yet this is a total misrepresentation of the truth - a TISSUE OF LIES - if any person takes the time, trouble, effort & energy to research the same)].

2. Sadly, 99% of the intelligent, wise people of Jersey will never ever understand the system of "JUSTICE" that passes as "passing International norms" in Jersey.

3. Why is that you might ask?

4. Simple! There is one thing called LAW but there is another thing called "JUSTICE" in Jersey.
Everyone will be conversant with the former but only 1% of the public of Jersey will tend to be aware of the latter - "JUSTICE" or should we assert "JUST-US".

5. It is crucial to ALL understand recognize that there are 2 (two) mutually exclusive [or totally separate] OATHS to which the "Crown" Officers of Jersey subscribe.

6. The FIRST OATH being the PUBLIC OATH that is very well known [i.e. To "ACT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST" for those acting in PUBLIC Service OR to "ACT IN THE INTERESTS OF JUSTICE" for the Judiciary & legal profession.

7. The SECOND Oath - the PRIVATE OATH tends to be known ONLY by some 1 (ONE)% (Per cent) of the people of Jersey in senior positions of the LEGISLATURE, POLITICS, EXECUTIVE, BUSINESS, BANKING & senior members of the JERSEY MEDIA, senior POLICE & "CROWN" OFFICERS.
The OATH asserts that any members of the same "Organization with Secrets" a member has the opportunity to assert to all his fellow male members that HE is "IN DISTRESS" [perhaps due to the discovery of a Fixed Penalty Notice (Parking Ticket), a Summons for Speeding fine or prosecution for crimes as grave as Sexual Assault perpetrated against Minors in Jersey or offences art the highest level of the Criminal tariff as MURDER or even TREASON] on communicating the DISTRESS cry [of "O Lord My [pagan] god is there no help for the widow's son!"] every person in authority MUST ensure the "victim" is NO LONGER A VICTIM OF AUTHORITY! [These CORRUPT practices have been OBSERVED by MANY witnesses in OPEN COURT before [IN]JUST-US was perpetrated in - YES - even the so called "ROYAL" COURT OF JERSEY!].

9. This Closely Guarded SECRET in Jersey is that system IS the "cement" that binds the Crown Officers to the Jurats [a feudal system of nepotism, cronyism, patronage & "State protection" - not unlike the linkage between the organization "of secrets" set up by Giuseppe Mazzini of Italy to the edifice of Governance in Italy - in the past & very potent today] to the Administration of "JUSTICE" in Jersey, to the senior Police, to the senior Civil Servants, to the senior members of the Media in Jersey to the Parochial functionaries, to the senior members of Jersey business in Jersey, in short - to the whole rotten, corrupt "establishment of Jersey".

11. As a CAVEAT it is crucial to be made aware that if there is a conflict between the PUBLIC OATH & the PRIVATE OATH in JERSEY - the PRIVATE OATH MUST ALWAYS TAKE PRECEDENCE.

12. The author of this contribution is very well aware of a number of the MOST prominent characters in Jersey who enjoy dressing up in costume and are members of the POLITICAL, LEGAL, & EXECUTIVE of JERSEY who have CORRUPTED JERSEY by being member of a PRIVATE ORGANIZATION which necessitates SWEARING a PRIVATE OATH and putting the PRIVATE OATH before a person's PUBLIC OATH of INTEGRITY. This REASONING explains BIAS, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, CORRUPTION, PERVERTING THE COURSE OF JUSTICE & SHEER COMMON CRIMINALITY.

Anonymous said...

One of the most notorious methods of "JUSTICE" deployed in Jersey is for the Bailiff to hear a case "In the Bailiff's Chambers" - "IN CAMERA" [i.e. IN PRIVATE (FREEMASONS CONTROL THE OUTCOME - THE BAILIFF & the DEFENDANT)] this ensures it is NEVER reported in the PUBLIC ARENA - as if the case never ever happened. [So much for not only "JUSTICE BEING DONE" but "JUSTICE BEING MANIFESTLY SEEN TO BE DONE"!]

Everything about the CORRUPT system of the LEGISLATURE, THE EXECUTIVE & the JUDICIARY totally CORRUPT.

This LAWYER knows a CORRUPT system of JUSTICE when this LAWYER sees a CORRUPT SYSTEM of JUSTICE!

The "JERSEY WAY" just takes the biscuit. [Unfortunately most people of INTEGRITY in JERSEY are not aware as to WHY the system is so CORRUPT & so DECEITFULLY TAINTED!]

The International reputation of JERSEY has become one of DISSEMBLING, and DECEIT not by those at the lowest levels of society but those those who have misappropriated the system to their own personal interests - to which others in the hierarchy are obliged to BOW DOWN & call "WORSHIPFUL MASTER"!

Any LAWYER knows that if a JUDGE is compromised in a case [by having a PRIVATE INTEREST (by being a FREEMASON & having sworn a PRIVATE OATH to protect "ALL HIS BRETHREN") he MUST RECUSE HIMSELF - BUT NEVER EVER IN JERSEY!

[The Public KNOW there is something very wrong with the (Feudal) system of (Unaccountable) Governance in Jersey but most people cannot exactly put their fingers on the FRAUD - the DECEIT - the CORRUPTION.

The SECRET is the PRIVATE OATH - of FREEMASONRY - that is the SECRET ineluctable TRUTH to the CORRUPT power of the "CROWN" OFFICERS!

[Authority: RONAYNE, Edmond, RONAYNE'S HANDBOOK OF FREEMASONRY, Ezra A. Cook, Chicago, 1923, pp. 171,172, 182, 183, 213, 224, 254, 265][PIKE, Albert, MORALS AND DOGMA, p. 321 makes it crystal clear that Freemasonry is a Religion to... LUCIFER (Luce {the "Light"} + Inferius {"Below"} or the Light of SATURN = SATAN.

Compare to the "TALISMAN OF SATURN" = "5" + "6" = "11" = a MASTER NUMBER OF THE OCCULT - the compound of "5" (on the Obverse of the Talisman) + "6" (on the Reverse of the Talisman) = "11" = PENTagram + HEXagram in Greek = SEXagram in Latin)].

["9" (as used on "9-11") the Occultic number links to the Hour of the death of "Jesus" [to the "Fall" of the Sun or from the Autumn Equinox to the Winter Solstice (rising again on 25 December - 3 days after the Winter Solstice on 22 December in the northern hemisphere)] which is the Greek form of the Hebrew "Joshua" = the successor of "Moses" a name linked to ancient Egypt not to Judaism (as observed by Freud in the book "Moses and Monotheism")(linking to Ankh-en=ATEN?)(the "Heretic" Pharaoh)(not to the Egyptian deity of AMEN)]. [Thinks in the BIBLE are not as they might appear to most followers of Judaism or Christianity (that links to Astro-theology - the movement of the SUN - our star)!]

Anonymous said...

Interestingly, the connection between the SEXUAL ABUSE by priests & the Sexual Abuse by the senior establishment in Jersey that links to a PRIVATE OATH. Both Freemasonry & the Jesuit EXTREME OATH OF INDUCTION of Jesuits [it has to be read to understand its unbelievable similarity to the Oaths of Freemasonry] link back to the VATICAN [ROMANISM].

It links to Power, Control & Authority.

Indeed the [White] Pope [elected for life by the Cardinals] has to confess to the Jesuit Superior General [the "Black Pope" - he is elected by the congregation of Jesuits for Life] & he instructs the Pope what he has to do by way of penance!

Interesting that the "Black Pope" is in reality above the Pope and ABOVE ALL RULERS ON EARTH!
[Most people will be aware of the Spanish Inquisition overseen by the Jesuit Superior General aka the "Black Pope" - today, the US military still use the system of TORTURE deployed by the Jesuits known as "Water-boarding"!

Anonymous said...

One of the characters who is now a Jurat could not previously get a job in Jersey, although he had very good qualifications he worked for at sea. He tried to get work in the Civil Service - NO VACANCIES was the response!
What did he do?
He was advised to join Masonry.
He joined Freemasonry in Jersey - he ended up with a very well paid job in the Jersey Civil Service linked to his previous career & on retirement he was offered a position of Jurat [a glorified cipher/acolyte to the Bailiff and/or Deputy Bailiff] by the senior man of the Occult on Jersey who controlled the courts & now controls the Parliament.
[The (feudal) system is known as the "Jersey (corrupt & deceitful) Way!"].

Anonymous said...

The use of "Gags" & "Gagging" is more familiar to a system of SECRECY and NON ACCOUNTABILITY to the [long suffering] Electorate.

Why are the Electorate of Jersey treated with such CONTEMPT by the CORRUPT CHARLATANS of Jersey?



FREEDOM OF INFORMATION Culture of OPENNESS not a stifling emasculating culture of OPAQUENESS and OFFICIAL SECRECY - where the SOVEREIGNTY of the PEOPLE - the WILL OF THE PEOPLE is invariably ABUSED by the FEUDAL AUTHORITARIAN DICTATORIAL OLIGARCHS who think they are ruling a FEUDAL FIEFDOM of the Middle Ages - is that why they enjoy wearing costumes mirroring the days of DESPOTIC TYRANTS?

What happened to the ROTTEN FEUDAL FREEMASON DICTATOR OF SARK - the SENESCHAL [his tyrannical rule was abruptly stopped by the Barclay Brothers taking him to the European Court of HUMAN RIGHTS - the European Court rightly lambasted the TYRANT and HIS form of TYRANNY!] THE SAME MUST HAPPEN TO THE ROTTEN FEUDAL DICTATOR OF JERSEY - the BAILIFF & DEPUTY BAILIFF, CROWN OFFICERS, JURATS, and the "RIGHTS" OF THE FEUDAL SEIGNEURS of JERSEY who think they can STILL exercise "les Droits de Seigneur" against the good, tolerant, (far too long) ABUSED people of JERSEY in 2013!

TIME FOR A REGISTER OF ALL FREEMASONS IN JERSEY [the "Brethren" that have bound each other to their PRIVATE Oath to protect each other - hence, CORRUPTING the Island of JERSEY and CORRUPTING 99% of its good PEOPLE]!





Ian Evans said...

Bloody good timing Rico :)

Common Law, Customary Law, & the BAILHACHE Bro's

Anonymous said...

Good to see you back at your investigative best Rico and showing us what a sham all this justice business is along with Stuart Syvret bringing our attention to all the links with 7 Bedford Row. All cases which have been dropped in the Jersey child abuse have now got to be re-examined as they can in no way be seen as independent lawyers but no more than friends of the Bailhache brothers. What a cess pit of an island those Bailhache brothers have created.

Anonymous said...

The feudal system and separation of powers has been achieved in Sark but the Bailhache bros still rule the roost in Jersey where one brother sits in the parliament and the other brother chairs it. Nobody says anything out of fear for these two feudal barons and its time people in the States Chamber and law firms started breaking free of the toxic chains slapped on them by the Bailhaches.

Anonymous said...

Gut wrenching to read but lays out exactly how the child abuse was able to be covered up and every dropped case needs to be reopened in light of what is on this blog.

Anonymous said...

Simon Thomas was the "independant" lawyer forced onto Lenny Harper's child abuse investigation and he's got next to no experience with child abuse cases but along with Birt, Whelan, Baker, and Sharp worked at 7 Bedford Row coining in milllions of taxpayers money to prevent child abuse cases reaching court. Corruption at its best or worst!?

rico sorda said...

Why do people think that the Committee of Enquiry has been stalled all this time. If proper independent lawyers look at the cases and what has been going on here it could wipe out the old guard overnight. The stakes are high. They thought us bloggers would have given up the fight ages ago. They thought the victims of abuse would disappear. They though that Graham Power and Lenny Harper were a soft touch. They thought they could break Stuart Syvret but No we are still here. With a couple of decent politicians this war will be won.

The Independent Lawyers:

Remember this

Abuse: 11 more cases are dropped

Tuesday 7th July 2009, 3:00PM BST.

Haut de la Garenne in St Martin, the focal point of Jersey’s largest child abuse inquiry.

ELEVEN more cases in the historical abuse inquiry have been dropped on the orders of Attorney General William Bailhache.

The police have revealed that no charges would be brought against the 11 people, many of whom have been living with the threat of prosecution for several months.

No comment has been made about who the people are who have been exonerated, but it is understood that some of them work, or worked, for the Education Department and Social Services.

The news follows the announcement on 4 June that no further action would be taken against a couple alleged to have abused children in a States home they ran in the 1980s. One of the two former suspects has since died.

The Attorney General was not available for comment today and it remains unclear how many files
relating to the historical abuse inquiry remain with his department. However, the police have insisted that their investigation is ongoing and inquiries continue into allegations of abuse. End

Who was looking at them Stephen Baker? Simon Thomas? 7 Bedford Row?

These cases never stood a chance


Anonymous said...

I have to say it is difficult to envisage what you would except as an "independent" lawyer, so maybe that would be worth clarifying?

Two initial points I would make:

1) The lawyer will require paying. They don't work for free and the only people who can pay them to do this job is the Crown Officers and the Attorney General, otherwise they simply can't have access to the required evidence and information. Therefore they will ALWAYS be dependant on their pay check from the SOJ, and this would include any and every lawyer employed to do this role.

2) You also can't have a lawyer who does not have any connection to Jersey, on the simple basis that you will require someone familiar with Jersey law which in many respects is fundamentally different from English law. Part of the reason why this particular chamber gets used is that they have lawyers who are familiar with the law and have been involved in many cases on the island. Short of getting a lawyer fresh out of law school who is barely familiar with Jersey case law to do the job (not a good idea, and hardly reassuring that the right decision is being made), every single person who would be considered qualified to do the job will have experience of Jersey cases - be that with a local practice or the Attorney General's Department - and in the case of any experience at prosecution that has to be with the Attorney General's Department. By definition - any Lawyer who has experience in Jersey Prosecutions will have had to have worked closely with the Attorney General's department.

An independent lawyer is very simply a lawyer not directly employed by either the defence or the prosecution. He is therefore not dependant for his job on either party and is simply brought in on a contract basis to look at the evidence impartially. He gets paid regardless of the result he comes up with.

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Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 10:29

2. Scares the hell out of me. They can use their friends at 7BR because of Jersey Law and the very fact that no one understands it. I can see why they didn't want it translated from Norman French in to English.

Rico, bless him, lays it out in his very own simple language

"The Jersey Law Office under the Bailhache brothers in my opinion is a toxic edifice. It has gone unchecked. It has been left to its own devices for far to long. I believe Jersey will become a better place, being able to breathe more freely and become more open and transparent when the Bailihache brothers are removed from any decision making and influence."

voiceforchildren said...


"but it is understood that some of them work, or worked, for the Education Department and Social Services."

Former Senior Investigating Officer, Lenny Harper, tells us he knows of at least four priority suspects still employed by the states with an alarming access to children.

Our children are no safer today than they were in the 40's/50's because the culture is exactly the same. Protect the abusers.

Anonymous said...

This is an eye opener. What a nicer little gang. One could almost call them a legal mafia. Nice posting. When did Syvret break the 7br story?

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of an interesting video from the election hustings in October 2011.

Anonymous said...

i wouldnt publish it under the icke posting , download video

rico sorda said...

Here is the link:

Barrister Michael Shrimpton Exposes Ted Heath (and others)

Recorded on the 11th January 2013

He talks about many things. He talks about Jersey and the pedophile goings on. Well worth a listen.



Anonymous said...

"I have to say it is difficult to envisage what you would except as an "independent" lawyer, so maybe that would be worth clarifying?"

Difficult to you, perhaps, but not to anybody with even a rudimentary understanding of the concept of independence.

To suggest it would be hard to find a UK lawyer capable of reviewing these cases without experience of Jersey law is utter nonsense.

There is no material difference between Jersey and English law in terms of evidential tests - which is what we are talking about here. This isn't about a detailed knowledge of law, but an understanding of which cases are sufficiently well-evidence to have a reasonable chance of a prosecution.

It is clear that lawyers from 7 Beford Row make a very lucrative business out of instructions from Jersey's law office. There exists the obvious risk that their advice will be tainted by their implicit understanding of what 'result' their clients expect in a review.

No person of integrity would have hired members of this chamber to carry out an independent review.

Once again, they just failed to realise that somebody might join the dots.

rico sorda said...

Thanks for the above clarification. The dropped cases must be looked at by proper independent lawyers who have no connection with jersey. it looks like the cases were selected on the what is less damaging to the government.more on this in the next posting.

Anonymous said...

"There is no material difference between Jersey and English law in terms of evidential tests - which is what we are talking about here. This isn't about a detailed knowledge of law, but an understanding of which cases are sufficiently well-evidence to have a reasonable chance of a prosecution.!

Absolutely and in fact, the evidential law in Jersey was due to change whilst the child abuse investigation was on going, but this was delayed until after many cases were dropped and operation Rectangle was closed down. The law has now changed whereby the evidential bar has been lowered which means more cases are likely to make it to Court!

Ian Evans said...

"The law has now changed whereby the evidential bar has been lowered which means more cases are likely to make it to Court!"

Unless, of course, that the charges are against States of Jersey Employees as proven HERE

Anonymous said...

The evidential test is fundamentally no different here than it is in the UK. I don't know how to do live links but you will find the code here.

The public interest test can only be considered after the evidential stage has been passed.

Anonymous said...

The Jersey code on the decision to prosecute is on the Law Officers' website at

From memory, it is fundamentally the same as the CPS code. Whether it is followed with the same vigour is an altogether different question.

Anonymous said...

It would be impossible to follow with the same vigour as the CPS.

Vicarious liability. An employer is vicariously liable for torts (wrongs) committed by his employees when the tort is committed in the course of the employee's work.

The CPS does not have to consider any potential civil claim against the government at the conclusion of a criminal trial. The AG does.

e.g. The AG cannot prosecute Mr Smith (a States employee), if he is potentially going to have to defend the States against Mr Smith's actions in a subsequent civil action. Can he?

He would be telling two different Jersey Courts
a) Mr Smith is guilty of this crime and
b) Mr Smith (and by definition the States of Jersey) was not responsible for what happened.

The CPS do not have to deal with that tricky problem.

The Jersey answer to the puzzle is simply not to prosecute, no matter how serious the crime, if a conviction would lead to the States being sued for the actions of their employee.

The police might, for instance, even be ordered to prematurely stop investigating allegations of murder at, say, a hospital if the doctor or nurse, and the States, might later be sued.

Or even perhaps corruption at Planning.

Simple, no?

Anonymous said...

I am realy mad, how can social security advertise jobs on a building site and say speaking portuguese is advantage no wonder another unemployed lad of 21 was found hanged, ah i forgot this is Jersey.

Anonymous said...

Re:January 22, 2013 at 9:10 AM

If that is indeed the Jersey law, that is fairly simple.

Proper enforcement of criminal and tort laws would ruin Jersey. Few in authority could avoid liability because the enterprise is so thickly layered with the mutual avoidance of accountability. There is almost no accountability at high levels at all, except for the partial and occasional accountability of a few who are thrown overboard for show after they fall out with the Brethren.

Anonymous said...

This is exactly why government operates under limited liability.

Anonymous said...

To anon @ January 22, 2013 at 7:08 PM

That is really sad to read on so many levels.

The Beano is not the rag

Ian Evans said...

State Media V's Bloggers....on GRAFFITI

Anonymous said...

It is not the Jersey law as such.

The Jersey law, if applied correctly, could work. It is the system which allows the law to be perverted in this way.

By way of hypothetical example.

A Planning officer takes a backhander or some other gift for permitting a planning application to sail through at the expense of the applicants neighbours who rightly feel aggrieved.

If the AG brought charges against the Planning officer he would be saying to the Court that there is sufficient evidence of that States employee comitting an offence in the course of his work.

Unfortunately, in doing so, the AG would also be admitting, on behalf of the States, liability for a Tort committed on the neighbours.

If the neighbours were to sue the States for their vicarious liability, who do you think is paid to defend the States against that action? That's right, the AG.

How can he possibly prosecute the actions of the employee in one court and the defend the same actions in the civil court?

That's why we hear 'insufficient evidence' and 'not in the public interest' so much. No prosecution = no civil liability admitted. Isn't that a lawyers golden rule? Never, ever, admit liability.

Can any of the readers here recall the last time a States of Jersey employee was prosecuted for a criminal offence committed in the course of their work in circumstances where a tort was also committed on a third party?

I could be wrong but I can't recall any.

Only states employees who commit offences outside the course of their employment, or where the victim is the States of Jersey itself (such as theft from the workplace) are prosecuted for crimes.

Unless someone could enlighten me.

voiceforchildren said...


An act of sheer DESPERATION?

rico sorda said...

The above link by VFC is well worth a look.

On the weekend of the 4/5 of January 2013 someone went to the effort of painting a message on a seawall in Jersey. This message looks like a cry for help. It involves and alleges sex rings, rape and gay sex.

Please check the above link out thank you


Anonymous said...

Not exactly Original is it, the nomenclature accorded to Police Operations by Corrupt Masonic Brethren?

Rectangle = SQUARE [As in "Are you on the SQUARE"? If not, you will NOT be Shielded by the Crown Officers of Jersey [Connected to the Cult] and/or the Brethren who operate out of the Chambers of David Farrar [Connected to the Cult], 7 Bedford Row, Grays Inn, London Borough of Camden, London WC1R 4LR - be a victim of the Cult - treated as an OUTSIDER - subject to the full rigours of Justice or is it more correctly identified as "Just-Us"?