Jeremy Moore was recently interviewed on the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Unreliable Evidence’ entitled ‘The Lawyer’s Dilemma: Defending the Guilty, Suing the Innocent’.
The programme investigated the dilemmas a solicitor will face when defending a client accused of a serious crime including rape and murder. It also gained insight into how a lawyer deals with a client if they come to believe they are guilty of the crime.
During the trial of the murdered schoolgirl Millie Dowler, many did not agree with the cross-examination of her parents. Jeremy Moore who worked together with the defence Barrister, gives his views on the situation and defends the cross-examination in this case. Putting these questions to Millie Dowler’s father was an “agonising decision” however had the judge deemed this line of questioning offensive, he would have intervened but he did not.
Listen to the interview in full here bbc.in/t05xKs