Today, on 14 December 2017, Brian Pead met with MP (and barrister) Sir Henry Bellingham in relation to all of Brian’s unlawful convictions and his unlawful dismissal from Lambeth. The meeting, at Portcullis House in London, was also attended by Michael Bird, co-author of the banned book from Hillsborough to Lambeth and Brian’s former counselling supervisor when Brian trained as a counsellor in 2006 and also David Cox, a retired fire-fighter whom has known Brian and his family since 1990. The meeting lasted for approximately 90 minutes and the Minutes can be found in the letter to Sir Henry from Michael Bird below: Dear Sir Henry, It was a pleasure to meet with you today at Portcullis House, Westminster to discuss Brian’s long standing and ongoing legal cases in the presence of both Brian and David Cox. Just to confirn that the main discussion points were as follows: 1. Brian Pead v Lambeth Council • We discussed the parallels between Brian’s unlawful dismissal and that of James Walker (another Head Teacher in Lambeth who was also unlawfully dismissed at the … Continue reading
The trial resumes on Monday 11 December 2017.
From the BBC website Lambeth Council proposes £100m abuse compensation scheme 8 December 2017 A £100m compensation scheme for survivors of historical sex abuse at children’s care homes in south London has been announced by Lambeth Council. All residents of the council’s former homes, including those who lived at Shirley Oaks, will be able to apply for the proposed redress scheme. Leader Lib Peck said the council wanted “to address the issues from a very dark period of Lambeth’s history”. But a survivor’s group said the council should not run the scheme. A report published last year by the Shirley Oaks Survivors Association (SOAS) revealed physical and sexual abuse had taken place on an “industrial scale” at the home. Lambeth Council said the proposed scheme “could reach in excess of £100m” and would “provide swift and compassionate redress, while ensuring compensation for survivors of abuse is not swallowed up by lawyers’ fees”. It said anybody who lived in Lambeth’s children’s homes before their closure in the 1980s and 1990s could apply and legal support paid for by the council would … Continue reading
Brian Pead is due back in court on 4th December 2017 at Woolwich Crown Court before Judge Christopher Kinch, a school governor. The charge is three alleged breaches of a Harassment Order initially created unlawfully on 1st November 2011 and then re-issued in a further trial at the Inner London Crown Court in July and August 2015 where a detective constable committed perjury. This website asked Brian Pead for his views: “According to the history books, there was such a thing as Magna Carta in 1215. I deeply regret to inform those members of the British public who are not mindless sheep that it is a worthless document and about as much use as Neville Chamberlain’s signed document from Hitler commonly known as “Peace for our Time”. Less than a year later, Britain and Germany were at war. So much for signed documents, purporting to be legal instruments. The same is so in this trial. There is nothing lawful about it at all. On 9th November 2016, several dozen law professors were moved to write an Open Letter to The … Continue reading