The decision in 2010 by the Supreme Court in the case of Peter Cadder exposed the evil of Scottish police interviewing suspects without the benefit of a lawyer. This film examines the “star chamber” system, using the extensive files of one of Scotland’s most notorious cases of miscarriage of justice – that of George Beattie. Over the past 35 years, George Beattie has been cheated of justice by the authorities in many different ways. His is a perfect example of why the Cadder ruling is necessary and why the Scottish Court of Appeal is wrong to try to weaken the Supreme Court’s decision.


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