A mystery disappearance, an alleged secret hidden for 16 years, a murder trial in search of answers. In this CPD session, we speak to defence counsel Thomas Ross QC, about his role in BBC documentary ‘Murder Trial: The Disappearance of Margaret Fleming’

 

The groundbreaking BBC documentary takes the viewer into the very centre of a trial at Glasgow’s High Court. But what was the process and considerations around filming the case?

 

This session delves further into Murder Trial, offering compelling insight into the work of the police, defence counsel and prosecutors in running the trial.

Thomas discusses the process and considerations around a filmed trial, as well as the reality of working in an entirely circumstantial case, with curious circumstances at every turn.



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  Murder Trial: The Disappearance of Margaret Fleming
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Thomas Ross QC


Thomas was defence counsel in the trial, and offers exceptional insight into the many unusual elements in this specific case as well as what is was like to be involved in a televised murder trial.