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Client has Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings reduced following mitigation

Monday, July 24, 2017

R v T Following the entering of a guilty plea with regard to a large scale cannabis production the client received a suspended custodial term. In the subsequent Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings against the client, the firm was integral in reducing the... Read More

Client receives suspended sentence after guilty plea

Thursday, July 20, 2017

R v TW The defendant pleaded Guilty to supply of MDMA. He had been arrested in a night club with the tablets found on his person. In mitigation it was submitted there was no evidence to support his being a dealer beyond that he had admitted to; this was a... Read More

Firm successfully defends local authority’s appeal of judge’s refusal to make a placement order

Friday, July 14, 2017

In a recent care case (P S-F), the judge made a care order in respect of the child, but refused the local authority’s application for a placement order, which would have allowed them to place the child for adoption. The local authority appealed this... Read More

Former teacher acquitted of historical indecent assaults

Thursday, July 13, 2017

R v GG The client was charged with a number of Historical Indecent Assaults dating back 15 years to when the client had been a teacher at the time of the alleged offences. The allegations were vehemently denied and after a 5 day trial the client was... Read More

Case discontinued in Indecent Assault matter

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

R v MG The client was charged with Indecent assaults dating back 20 years. After extensive searches of Social Media carried out at our insistence prior to trial, it became apparent that there had been potential collusion between alleged witnesses. As a... Read More

Defendant found not guilty of assaulting ex-partner's new girlfriend

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

R v R Mother of two found not guilty of assaulting ex partner’s new girlfriend following conflicting accounts being given by the pair. The Magistrates accepted the defendants consistent and credible denial of the assault which she says was motivated... Read More

Defendant acquitted of Death by Dangerous Driving

Friday, June 16, 2017

R v KW The client pleaded guilty to allegation of death by careless driving to which the crown did not accept. After a 4 day trial, the defendant was then acquitted of more serious allegation of causing death by dangerous driving involving racing another... Read More

Acquittal in high profile Sexual Assault matter at Bristol Crown Court

Friday, June 9, 2017

R v GD The defendant in this case was charged with 5 counts of Sexual Assault on a train. The case was high profile and was reported in the National Press. The allegations were made by 3 separate women and it was alleged by the defence that there had been... Read More

Sentence reduced following hearing at the Court of Appeal

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

R v KK The defendant had been sentenced at Bristol Crown Court by His Honour Judge Horton to a term of 5 years imprisonment. An appeal was lodged on the defendants behalf by his Solicitor, Billy Olaniyi, that the sentence was excessive. After hearing... Read More

Defendant acquitted of Rape following Crown Court trial

Friday, June 2, 2017

R v AB The defendant in this case was charged with 3 Counts of rape. The defence was one of consent with the Crown alleging that the defendant did not have the capacity to consent due to drunkenness. After a trial lasting 7 Days, the defendant was... Read More

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