EncroChat: Not Guilty
16 October 2023
One of the first Encro (Op Venetic) cases charged, commencing in 2020. Post service of Defence Statement and inadequate secondary disclosure, the defence made continued disclosure requests. This resulted in a PII application, after which the Prosecution offered no evidence against the defendant. 3 years after charge and offences contested from the outset, not guilty verdicts were formally recorded. Our team was led by Zahir Ahmed and Fergus Harrington. Mark Heywood KC of 5KBW and Alastair Smith of 2BR instructed as counsel.