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Coming soon – Hyman, the Prison Diaries


So Bruce Hyman got 12 months for perverting the course of justice, thanks VM for the details. The Beeb has a photo of Hyman looking furtive, as well he might.

That may be longer than other media people have received for looking at child porn, but I have to agree with VM that, considering Hyman was entirely prepared to see the opponent he framed go to prison, it doesn’t seem like quite enough. Perhaps a new charge of ‘stamping repeatedly on justice’s weeping face while laughing maniacally’ should be introduced for these occasions.

One presumes he will now be disbarred without further ado.

Giles Peaker is a solicitor and partner in the Housing and Public Law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in South London. You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter. Known as NL round these parts.


  1. rebecca butler

    A tenner for the first person to guess his motive.

  2. Nick Langford

    There’s been lots of speculation about motive. Was it money – to ensure the mother received costs? Was Hyman having an affair with the mother?

    The fraudulent document is very clever, quite a literary achievement. A great deal of work and planning went into this, and Hyman risked career, reputation and prison if caught. He must have been fairly certain he wouldn’t be.

    The intention seems to have been to ensure that the judge in the case did not recuse himself. Again, lots of speculation – were Hyman and the judge in cahoots – but no real answers. Perhaps we’ll never know.


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