10 June 2022 – Another not guilty!
Our client was acquitted of the allegation of rape by the unanimous verdict of the jury at Snaresbrook Crown Court. Great thanks to the brilliant Stella Harris of Garden Court Chambers instructed by Greg Powell and Paul Egunjobi. Cases of this nature attract a great deal of comment especially regarding the high rate of acquittal. It should always be born in mind that these are jury verdicts based on the evidence before them, and in this case a jury comprising nine women and three men,
9 June 2022 – Not guilty!
We were delighted to achieve a great result for our client charged with conspiracy to burgle. Excellent work by his barrister Michelle Harris of One Pump Court who successfully persuaded the judge at Maidstone Crown Court to exclude the weak CCTV and other identification evidence on which the prosecution relied. After 5 days of legal argument the crown offered no evidence. In this dealt with by Greg Powell and Patricia Gaskin.
3 May 2022 – CPS drop the case
Success is sometimes preventing a case from going to trial. Very hard work and persistence by Sandra Riordan persuaded the CPS not to proceed against a vulnerable young woman alleged to have assaulted emergency workers. A good example of protecting a person from criminalisation. When the real issues are treatment and help for very serious personal and mental health problems.
3 May 2022 – Limiting the damage
Cases can have mixed results and still be judged to have successful outcomes. Greg Powell instructed Gilly Jones QC of Red Lion chambers and Minka Braun of Garden Court in a complex large scale drug supply and money laundering conspiracy. Our client pleaded guilty to just one count of the indictment on an agreed basis to money laundering. The client avoided the risk of being entangled in the sentences for a major drug conspiracy where the main conspirators may face very long sentences indeed.
April 2022 – Not guilty!
Another brilliant result for a client who was acquitted of both s.18 and attempted murder. Thanks go to Daniel Jameson of Garden court chambers instructed by Sandra Riordan of Powell Spencer and Partners, an excellent team!
Metro Blind Sport Annual Athletics Open 2022 Appeal
We are so pleased to support Metro Blind Sport’s Annual Athletics Open on the 11 June 2022. A great organisation we have now been supporting for over a decade!
Metro Blind Sport – https://www.metroblindsport.org/