Appeal of AL – Royal Court of Justice

This appellant was sentenced and as part of his sentence a sexual harm prevention order was imposed. The defence team managed to negotiate the terms down to ones which were much more agreeable to the appellant despite obstructive and aggressive tactics by the police.

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R v L – Blackfriars Crown Court

We represented the Defendant who faced multiple counts of historical rape, attempted rape and indecent assault. The Crown alleged that the Defendant had committed these serious sexual offence solicitor against his niece who was between 8 and 14 years old at the time of the alleged offences. The case involved meticulous examination of the Complainant’s…

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R v P

This case involved a defence of consensual sexual activity. The case involved cross-examination of the Complainant on the night in question and also previous contact between her and the Defendant. The Defence adduced good character references to support his case. The Defendant was found not guilty unanimously by the jury. The Defendant was a high-profile…

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R v B – Reading Crown Court

ABV represented a learning support teaching assistant at a primary school for an allegation of sexually touching a 6 years old student whilst at school during a lesson. This defendant was acquitted at trial.

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R v C – Reading Crown Court

This defendant was accused of massaging a female’s bottom on the High Street. Initially this matter was contested, but on the day of trial the defence team instructed managed to negotiate a basis of plea which was favourable to the defendant. Subsequently, he changed his plea and was sentenced to a suspended sentence, avoiding immediate…

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R v CG – Portsmouth Crown Court

We represented an ex navy male accused of sexually abusing his step daughter over a period of time when she was a child many years ago. The allegations contained a number of inconsistencies in the complainant’s account where the Defendant was acquitted of all charges.

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R v A – Isleworth Crown Court

The defendant is charged with sexual assault and indecent exposure on an aircraft against a female victim.  The case involves exploration of the defendant’s mental health condition and may involve possible issues concerning the defendant’s fitness to plead.

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R v G – Isleworth Crown Court

ABV represented a masseur on a cruise ship who was accused of providing a massage and whilst doing so sexually assaulted the complainant. This offence involved a serious breach of trust where the complainant was in a vulnerable position as she would have been in a state of undress at the time in a secluded…

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R v W – Reading Crown Court

This case concerned serious sexual offence solicitor perpetrated on younger family members over a long period of time. Approximately 19,500 indecent images of children were found at the defendant’s address along with several historical digital recordings. This prosecution case was not wholly challenged but certain aspects were, and ABV managed to secure a minimum sentence.

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R v G – Kingston CC

We represented a father who faced a number of allegations of sexually assaulting his son between the ages of 18 months and 6 years of age. Through a robust examination of the evidence and unused material a number of material inconsistencies in the account emerged resulting in an acquittal at trial.

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