Life-long passion for the law- trial advocacy, evidence, fact-finding, probabilities & ethics.
- Simon Davis, Trial Lawyer & Author
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“On 29 April 1995, Keli attended Centacare and told Ms Townsend that everything was out of control and she and Duncan had separated. Keli said Duncan was claiming she had tricked him by telling him he did not have to be involved. Apart from being out of control, everything said by Keli was false”
“Never in the annals of crime in Australia, or perhaps anywhere, would there have been so much reaching out, searching for, or imploring of a human being to come forward as there has been for ‘Andrew Morris/Norris’. There has been 14 years of intense media coverage of the events. The case would arguably be the most publicised murder conviction in Australian history. And yet still no sign of ‘Andrew Morris/Norris’”
“Exposed was . . . inaccurate and misleading, largely by dint of what it omitted to tell its viewers. Legitimate questioning of a jury’s verdict is one thing. However, questioning of a verdict which has twice been the subject of appellate review, without real reference to the appeal judgments, and by apparently suppressing many of the relevant facts, is quite another. Ultimately Exposed was little more than a recycling of old arguments, long since rejected by the courts, or disavowed by Keli herself, and placing them in 2018 and hoping nobody noticed their antiquity or knew they had been rejected”
Simon Davis has studied, practiced, researched and written since 1979. He was a solicitor and barrister between 1984 and 2014.
Davis takes readers on a guided tour through the story of Keli Lane and her conviction for murdering her daughter Tegan. Along the way, Davis dispels the myths and the loose ends that have grown around the cause and conducts a fact-check of a recent ABC documentary.
This book is for readers who want an authoritative and accurate account of the Keli Lane story, and for students of law and journalism interested in the interface between media and the law.
About Simon Davis
Before turning to writing, Simon Davis studied and practiced law for 35 years.
He completed degrees in Law and Arts (history/sociology) between 1979 and 1984 and practiced as a trial lawyer in Sydney, Australia, from 1984 until 2014.
He practiced in different areas of the law, but his principle interest was, and still is, trial advocacy and associated subjects including evidence, fact-finding, probabilities and ethics.
On Trial is Simon’s second book. Simon’s first book In a Summer Swelter: The Charles Manson Murders is available through the normal internet retail sites.