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Richard Barrett secures acquittal of UBER driver accused of fraud

August 2017

Richard Barrett, instructed by Emma Clements of Wiseman Lee Solicitors, secures the acquittal of an allegation of fraud by an UBER driver alleged to have uploaded fraudulently altered insurance documents in order that he could accept bookings on the UBER app.

He was acquitted following a five day trial, the jury not satisfied that he was dishonest in allowing others to access his UBER account details in order to upload documents.

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Haseeb Yousaf represents former care home employee

August 2017

Haseeb Yousaf represented a former employee of a care home, who had lost her job as a result of an allegation made by a co-worker.

The Appellant, of good character and someone who had been employed by the care home for 14 years, was alleged to have assaulted a resident of the care home.

Based on the fact that the Appellant appeared as a very credible witness, and absence of evidence that corroborated what the co-worker said, the Learned Judge and Magistrates said they could not be sure of guilt to the required standard. She was therefore found not guilty.

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Richard Barrett and Shannon Revel secure acquittal at Southwark Crown Court

August 2017

Richard Barrett and Shannon Revel secure the acquittal of co-defendants accused of Fraud following a trial at Southwark Crown Court.

Shannon for the first defendant and Richard for the second defendant, both instructed by Stuart Lim of Hollingsworth Edwards Solicitors, successfully represented the two women who were accused of fraudulently collecting money from members of the public.

The crown’s case was that the two women were part of an organised joint enterprise to defraud members of the public into thinking they were registered charity collectors. The co-defendants advanced that following a death in their family, they registered to take part in the Race for Life. Following cross examination of the officers and evidence presented on behalf of the two defendants, the jury acquitted them both, finding that they were not dishonest in collecting funds on the street without a permit in the run up to the race.

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Haseeb Yousaf secures acquittal after a 3 day trial

August 2017

Haseeb Yousaf, instructed by Hartnells Solicitors, secured the acquittal of a man charged with committing an offence of Actual Bodily Harm after a 3 day trial.

The Crown alleged that the complainant had gone to his house demanding that he pay money owed to her. He then allegedly slapped her in a fit of rage, the impact being so great that it caused the complainant serious injuries to her ear.

The defendant, the owner of a thriving business, was of previous good character and it was his case that the allegation was a complete fabrication.

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