Mark Troman assisted a man who had not instructed solicitors in advance of a magistrates’ court plea hearing. The sentence was imposed immediately after his plea at the first hearing and so he had not time to prepare a response to the application to destroy his beloved pet. When he came to us we were able to lodge the appeal before the order was carried out and then secured state funding for an experience veterinarian to assess the dog and her findings persuaded the judge to reverse the order on appeal and save the animal.
Mark Troman appeared at the trial of man who had punched a neighbour in the face causing significant bleeding. Pre-emptive strikes are permissible in law but notoriously difficult in practice. Mark’s meticulous preparation and advocacy undermined the credibility of the complainant while presenting the defence case in a clear and persuasive manner.
A brilliant outcome for a Greg Powell client at the Harrow Crown Court for a young man recruited into a role in a major bank fraud. The Judge imposed a suspended sentence and an 18 hour senior attendance centre order. Sometimes pleading early but working hard on the facts is the way to go. Many thanks to the excellent Lucie Wibberley, Counsel from Garden Court Chambers.
Greg Powell negotiated a caution for a very vulnerable young woman who admitted to approximately £10,000 of misuse of a company credit card.
Greg Powell secured the acquittal of a client charged with assault of a police officer in a police station, with the help of CCTV. Thanks to Meredoc McMinn of Garden Court.
Sandra Riordan’s client was acquitted of robbery in Wood Green Crown Court. Thanks to Lucie Wibberley and Susan Wright of Garden Court.