R v A & A (2016, Wood Green Crown Court) – assisted pupil supervisor, Michael Latham by drafting skeleton argument in relation to the two limb test emanating from R v Galbraith. Submissions of no case to answer led to a threat to kill charge being dropped. Client later acquitted of remaining charge of putting a person in fear of violence by harassment.
R v F & Others (2017, Birmingham Crown Court) – POCA confiscation hearing. Negotiated realisable amount £93,000 lower than that originally sought by prosecution.
R v H (2017, Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court) – secured acquittal for assault with intent to resist arrest. Under cross examination, complainant/police officer accepted no assault shown despite Body Worn Video recording for duration of incident.
R v H (2017, Ealing Youth Court) – successfully reopened conviction of a youth under s.142(2), MCA 1980 using previously unavailable medical evidence.
R v D & Others (2017, Stratford Youth Court) – Basis of Plea drafted in relation to theft and accepted by the prosecution. Two co-defendants pleaded guilty to robbery, the original charge for all defendants.
R v B (2017, Stratford Magistrates’ Court) – secured acquittal for assault by beating. Complainant’s motive and ill feeling towards client (not supporting Home Office Visa application) brought out in cross examination.
R v D (2017, Willesden Magistrates’ Court) – all charges dismissed against client (assault by beating; criminal damage). Prosecution made application to adjourn, which was successfully opposed. Prosecution then made application to rely upon hearsay evidence under s.116(2)(e), CJA 2003, which was also successfully opposed.
R v P (2017, Medway Magistrates’ Court) – assault occasioning ABH. Obtained Suspended Sentence Order despite two previous sentences of immediate custody. Mitigation underpinned by provocation and lack of premeditation.
R v A (2017, Havering Magistrates’ Court) – secured acquittal of client charged with assault by beating. Client’s sister and mother gave evidence for the prosecution.
R v T (2017, Maidstone Magistrates’ Court) – fraud by false representation (x2). Previous Suspended Sentence Order not activated for second time. Mitigation predicated upon personal circumstances.