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David Langwallner secures acquittal in an argument of self-defence and proportionate force

February 2018

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.

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Paul Edwards secures the acquittal of a prisoner charged with GBH

January 2018

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.

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Peter Lange secures acquittal in kidnapping and torture case

November 2017

After a 3-month trial, Peter secured the acquittal of a person charged with kidnapping and torture.

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Shannon Revel secures the acquittal of a man accused of Burglary and Theft

October 2017

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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Charlie Quant joins Great James Street

October 2017

Charlie Quant joins Great James Street in the role of Junior Clerk. We would like to welcome Charlie to our team.

Peter Lange is successful on appeal

September 2017

Peter Lange has secured the re-trial of 4 brothers who were convicted of burglary – Ghamrawi v R [2017] NSWCCA 195

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Brereton Horne successfully defends man charged with Possession with intent to supply Class A Drugs

September 2017

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.

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Peter Lange has recently been recognised by the Doyle’s Guide

September 2017

Peter Lange has recently been recognised by the Doyle’s Guide as a leading member of the criminal Bar in New South Wales

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Peter Lange successful in challenging decision

September 2017

Peter Lange successful in challenging decision to refuse parole on the ground of material being improperly withheld

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Peter Lange secures acquittal on appeal for popular political activist

September 2017

Peter Lange secures acquittal on appeal for popular political activist – Danny Lim v. R [2017] NSWDC 231

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