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Lawyers' newsletter sets it out on deal with Andrew Wakefield for MMR attack

This page is material from the award-winning investigation by Brian Deer for The Sunday Times of London, the UK’s Channel 4 TV network and BMJ, the British Medical Journal, which exposed vaccine research fraudster Andrew Wakefield | Investigation summary

The newsletter below was issued by lawyer Richard Barr, then of the firm Dawbarns, in May 1997: ten months before the MMR scare took off with a press conference. This is a key text for grasping the relationship between the Royal Free and a lawsuit against MMR manufacturers being run by Barr. Perhaps the most informative line is on page 6: "If the MMR vaccines are withdrawn, then that of course will be a great leap forward for the cases." In February 1998, that call went out from Andrew Wakefield

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