Dean of Law at Otago University Professor Mark Henaghan agrees with Fisher's analysis of the defects in Binnie's report. His main criticizm is that Binnie discarded items of evidence as he went along, focusing strongly on one piece of evidence, namely the footprint evidence. He should have looked at the whole.
The Otago University law professor, Kevin Dawkins, told Radio New Zealand last week that he agreed with Robert Fisher’s criticism that Binnie failed to consider circumstantial evidence and the way we in New Zealand approach it.
Meanwhile Andrew Geddis, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Otago, agrees with Fisher's finding in principle but disagrees with the way that it was handled.