Sir Nigel Davis & Sir Crispin Davis
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[Sir Crispin Davis: non-executive director of GSK.   Sir Nigel Davis: Judge.]

See: MMR legal funding  [May 2007] GMC Challenged On MMR Inquiry Chief's Vaccine Firm Links

See: Wakefield GMC Hearing 2007  Elsevier  [2010 Oct] Chief Justice John Roberts

[Oct 2007 Looks to be lying, surely not!] MMR LEGAL AID the high court judge states categorically that he was not aware at the time that his brother, Sir Crispin Davis, was a non-executive director of GSK, one of three defendant drug companies in the MMR controversy.  But when the Eye and others asked his office about a potential conflict five months ago, a statement was issued on his behalf which said: "In 2003, Mr Justice Davis's brother was appointed as a non-executive director of GSK. At the date of the hearing before Mr Justice (February 2004), the possibility of any conflict of interest arising from his brother's position was not raised with him and did not occur to him. If he was wrong, any possible remedy must be sought in the court of appeal."

[2010 March] Lancet Boss Failed to Disclosed Own Conflicts to Parliament while Denouncing Wakefield By John Stone

[2009 Jan] Secret British MMR Vaccine Files Forced Open By Legal Action

[2008] Reed Elsevier makes its final farewell to arms  Reed Elsevier has finally stopped organising arms trade fairs - five months later than it promised shareholders and staff.

[April 2008] Lies Exposed At The UK MMR Vaccine Trial Court By Jane Bryant

[JABS Briefing Note 9TH April 2008] GMC’s disciplinary hearing into Dr Andrew Wakefield, Professor Simon Murch and Professor John Walker-Smith

[May 2007] MMR judge faces probe over brother's link to vaccine firm
[May 2007]
MMR JUDGE FAILED TO DISCLOSE HE WAS BROTHER OF Glaxo SmithKline DIRECTOR AND LANCET BOSS

[2007] The CIA-Media War Against "Conspiracy Theorists": Who Owns NEW SCIENTIST? by Alex Constantine  Reed Elsevier's science and medicine division, Elsevier, publishes 500 handbooks and journals, including The Lancet, while its subsidiary, Reed Exhibitions, hosts arms fairs around the world....."We find ourselves in a situation where our parent company is filling an absolutely critical part in the arms trade. We're horrified and embarrassed and we want them to stop," says Horton, adding that The Lancet has had "endless" conversations with Reed Elsevier about the conflict.....In March, 59 of The Lancet's 83 editorial consultants sent a letter to Reed Elsevier's CEO, Sir Crispin Davis (above), giving him 3 weeks to respond to a series of questions concerning the company's involvement in arms fairs. Photo by: Courtesy of Reed Elsevier....."Our defence shows are quality businesses which have performed well in recent years," said chief executive Sir Crispin Davis....."We have listened closely to these concerns and this has led us to conclude that the defence shows are no longer compatible with Reed Elsevier's position as a leading publisher of scientific, medical, legal and business content."

Sir Crispin Davis