In R v Jama and others David secured an acquittal in a GBH at Harrow crown court in a trial where counsel was discharged and he had to take over part heard after the prosecution case had effectively closed.
The case involved complex evaluation of DNA expert reports, identification evidence and complex fact management in a multi hander.
The client was convicted of the lesser charge of affray.
Shannon Revel has been appointed to the CPS Specialist Fraud Panel at Level 3. Shannon’s expertise in this field involves prosecuting and defending in complex and challenging Fraud cases in court, requiring the assimilation and reduction of evidence for clients and juries. Shannon advises the CPS, Solicitors and lay clients in Fraud matters from the early stages through to acquittal or sentence. Her appointment to the panel is effective immediately and runs for a duration of four years.
Peter Lange was instructed by the Finks Motorcycle Group to oppose the making of Serious Crime Prevention Orders under legislation not previously used in Australia against a number of its members.
Instructed by F.A Lee & Co, David secures an acquittal in Luton crown court for his client charged with smuggling prohibited items into a prison.
The case turned on the credibility of video evidence and whether, and to what extent, appropriate searches were conducted as he visited the prisoner.
The case involved complex client management skills and issues of credibility and DNA evidence.
Instructed by Wiseman Lee Solicitors, David Langwallner secured an acquittal in a blackmail case relying implicitly on such cases as R v. Clear 1968 and R. v. Astig 2015 on the ambit and definition of menaces and reasonable demands in the context of payment for drug monies owed.
David addressed the jury in detail on questions of corroboration and credibility and how proof is made out or not on whether evidence is significant or not or is subject to contradiction and un-believability.
Instructed by Lansbury Worthington Solicitors, David Langwallner secured an acquittal in an argument of self-defence and proportionate force arising out of a charge of aggravated bodily harm in a domestic situation.
In this respect, David implicitly relied on such cases as Beckford (1995) and Owiko (1995), that self-defence is assessed objectively in terms of proportionate force, but, with a subjective complement in terms of the accused’s perception of the situation, his instinctive reaction through violence or a perceived threat of the same and, above all, with respect to the individual circumstances of the case. David relied on Lord Sankey’s judgement in Woolmington v DPP and the concept of cognitive or confirmatory bias.
The accused, a prison inmate, faced a two count indictment of section 18, wounding with intent and an alternative count of section 20, malicious wounding.
In January 2016, the defendant and another prisoner were involved in a physical confrontation, which resulted in the defendant biting off a part of the complainant’s right ear. The defendant throughout his trial stated that his actions were in self-defence.
The defendant was unanimously acquitted in under 2 hours at Maidstone Crown Court.
Paul Edwards was instructed by Hartnells Solicitors.
After a 3-month trial, Peter secured the acquittal of a person charged with kidnapping and torture.
Shannon Revel instructed by Rachel Hobba of Sonn Macmillan Walker Solicitors secures the acquittal of a man accused of Burglary and Theft.
The defendant had been working for the Complainant as a carpenter for over 2 years. During May 2017 while the defendant was working at a property, £10,000 in cash went missing from a chest of drawers. The defendant maintained that he did not take the cash. Following cross examination of the complainant and officer, Shannon made a successful submission of no case to answer on the burglary and successfully argued that despite damaging forensics, a broken window along with other parts of the evidence pointed away from the defendant being the culprit of the theft. The jury acquitted the defendant after trial at Harrow Crown Court.
Charlie Quant joins Great James Street in the role of Junior Clerk. We would like to welcome Charlie to our team.