Judge stops trial in sexual assault case due to witness inconsistencies

8th March 2017 | Sex Offences News & Stories|
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Nick Titchener

Managing Partner

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At the end of February, once again Lawtons secure a great result for their client. On this occasion, we successfully represented a man who had been accused of a serious sexual assault. It was submitted by his legal team that the case should be stopped due to inconsistencies that had been revealed by careful questioning by the Advocate instructed by Lawtons. The case had been thoroughly prepared and with that preparation it had been possible to establish how the complaints being made against our client were wholly unreliable.

Almost a year after our client had first been arrested, the anxiety and trauma of facing such an allegation was finally concluded. The trial was abruptly stopped when an Application was made that there was no basis upon which the case should be allowed to continue, it being clear to all concerned that the Judge needed to intervene. The trial judge formally directed the Jury to return not guilty verdicts.

The case is another example of how the experience and commitment of Lawtons Solicitors enables us to provide great service and representation whatever the circumstances. If you are in need of a team of specialist solicitors and lawyers contact us today.

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