It is revealed in an audio recording that Gail Hadfield Grainger has encouraged and coached a rape victim to use (abuse) Claire’s Law to find information about her alleged rapist.
The vulnerable victim had reported to the police that she had been raped. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has failed to bring any charge against the alleged rapist.
The victim paid Hadfield Grainger & McNally to pursue a complaint and possible civil claim against GMP but, being a self-confessed unregulated firm, Gail Hadfield Grainger felt it acceptable to encourage and coach a victim in making a Claire’s Law application to uncover (otherwise confidential information) about the alleged rapist.
This meant the victim had to tell the police (under the advice of the lawyer) that she intended to ‘date’ the rapist who had raped her! The stupidity of the advice from Gail Hadfield Grainger is astounding. The rape victim has been led to completely discredit herself as Hadfield Grainger tells her to pretend she was drunk and wants to date her rapist again as a means to get information about the attacker.
The scheme was intended to give victims of domestic violence the right to information about their partners or potential partners.
The purpose of Claire’s Law is
A disclosure can be made lawfully by the police under the scheme if the disclosure is based on the police’s common law powers to disclose information where it is necessary to prevent crime, and if the disclosure also complies with established case law, as well as data protection and human rights legislation. It must be reasonable and proportionate for the police to make the disclosure, based on a credible risk of violence or harm.
Although rape is a serious crime, Claire’s Law is not intended for alleged victims of rape to investigate their own alleged attackers. While many most people would believe this is reasonable use of Claire’s Law, it is not what Claire’s law was intended to be used for, any such advice by unregulated rogue legal advisors could harm the intended use of the law and put other people at risk of abusing the law under the guidance of a ‘lawyer’.
It is understood that the wannabe ‘lawyers’ (Gail and Mags) failed to attend the meeting as promised, and the victim was left alone.
** LISTEN TO THE AUDIO RECORDING BELOW **
Beware of unlicensed, unregulated and inexperienced legal advisors who can get you in trouble.