We were delighted to be visited yesterday (Wednesday 14 August) by Laura Nirider and Hannah Quirk.
Laura will be familiar to many as the lawyer representing Brendan Dassey, of the Netflix series Making a Murderer. She is an attorney and law professor at Chicago’s Northwestern University, where she co-directs the Centre on Wrongful Convictions.
Laura and her colleague Hannah, an English academic, have recently been in Edinburgh to give a series of talks on false confessions, and on Brendan Dassey’s case.
Laura was keen to meet with Paddy Hill, and to hear of his experiences first-hand. In a broader and more wide-ranging discussion we were pleased to be able to compare notes on our respective criminal justice, and appeal, systems.
We wish Laura a safe journey home.