Hello, my name is Nick Wallis. I am a freelance journalist.
This website is designed to be a hub for my activity reporting the Post Office Horizon Scandal. I am delighted to be working with Rebecca Thomson, the reporter who broke this story as a staff journalist for Computer Weekly in 2009.
Most of the work I have done on this story is crowdfunded. The crowdfunding pays for the journalism on this website and our podcast, Investigating the Post Office Scandal. Occasionally I get lucky and someone pays me to do a bit of broadcast journalism, which I am always grateful for.
I have separately presented, produced and consulted on three BBC Panoramas about the Post Office scandal. I have written about it for Private Eye (with the genius that is Richard Brooks) and presented a BBC Radio 4 series on the subject called The Great Post Office Trial (produced by the genius that is Bob Nicholson). I have also written a book called The Great Post Office Scandal, which you can buy here or from Amazon, here.
Rebecca and I are aiming, between us, to cover as much of the Post Office Horizon Statutory Inquiry as our funding and schedules allow. We believe terrifically important information will come to light during the Inquiry, and we would like to be there to report as much of it as possible.
If you contribute to our crowdfunding campaign, you will be added to the ‘secret’ email – an irregular and sometimes irreverent newsletter which will give you the inside track on what is happening around this story. There are now many hundreds of subscribers to the secret email newsletter, which started back in 2018, just before the first trial in the Bates v Post Office High Court litigation. My work on that case can be found here.
If you are not in a financial position to make a donation or buy a book, do not worry – we are committed to this story and want as many people as possible to know about it. Please treat this website as an open resource, and please listen to, and share the podcast.
Due to a chance assignment for Channel 5 news in 2020, I ended up reporting most of the Depp v NGN High Court case, publishing transcripts and court documents. In 2022 I crowdfunded my way to the US where I reported on every day of Depp v Heard. I am currently writing a book called Depp v Heard: the unreal story which will be available in 2023.
I have also fronted several crime series for Channel 5/Spike TV which occasionally show up in other countries via Netflix and the like.