Having acted in the Coronial Inquiry into the Lindt Café Siege, Sydney, Australia I bring a wealth of knowledge to families and legal teams struggling to understand the complex dynamics of law enforcement response to hostage-taking. Specialising in hostage/crisis negotiation, I understand the correlation between command, intelligence and tactical response from law enforcement agencies to be able to critique response to incidents.
Hostage rescue is a complex and dynamic activity to save life, it does not follow a ‘Hollywood’ script. Holding authorities to account and assisting them in improving how they save life is ever more important in today’s world.
My contribution to the Lindt Café Siege Inquiry can be read in the official publication: