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Clark resumes law career
Sally Clark and husband Geoff
Sally Clark was originally barred from practising as a solicitor in 2001
Sally Clark, the solicitor cleared of killing her two baby sons, has been told she can practise law again.

Mrs Clark was suspended from the Roll of Solicitors in 2001 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal after she was jailed for life for murder in 1999.

The 38-year-old, from Wilmslow, Cheshire, was freed by the Court of Appeal in January after it found her conviction was unsafe.

Her suspension from the roll has now been quashed by the administrative court, allowing her to resume her career as a solicitor.

A spokesman for the Law Society said: "We can confirm that Sally Clark is now free to work as a solicitor as of 19 February."

Evidence withheld

Mrs Clark was initially jailed in 1999 after being found guilty of smothering 11-week-old Christopher in December 1996 and shaking eight-week-old Harry to death in January 1998.

Her original trial was told by paediatrician Professor Sir Roy Meadow the chances of both sons dying as the result of a cot death were one in 73 million.

That figure was later challenged by her supporters and rejected by the appeal court.

Mrs Clark was eventually freed after it was revealed evidence that showed Harry had been suffering from a brain infection was withheld from her defence team.




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