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.
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Peter Lange has secured the re-trial of 4 brothers who were convicted of burglary – Ghamrawi v R  NSWCCA 195
Brereton Horne has successfully defended a man, at Isleworth Crown Court London Crown Court, who stood trial charged with two counts of Possession with intent to supply Class A Drugs (Cocaine & Heroin).
The defendant was arrested in a park after he was found concealed in a thick overgrowth of bushes in the company of known drug users. When he was strip searched at the police station a quantity of wraps of cocaine and heroin were concealed between his buttocks. A quantity of cash was also found on the defendant. Three police officers gave evidence. The defendant did not give evidence.
The jury found him Not Guilty on both counts.
Peter Lange has recently been recognised by the Doyle’s Guide as a leading member of the criminal Bar in New South Wales
Peter Lange successful in challenging decision to refuse parole on the ground of material being improperly withheld
Peter Lange secures acquittal on appeal for popular political activist – Danny Lim v. R  NSWDC 231
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.
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.
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.