Jonathan Laidlaw QC and Christopher Ware Successfully Defend in a Private Prosecution
Jonathan Laidlaw QC and Christopher Ware successfully defended two defendants, company directors and accountants, who were the subject of a private prosecution that alleged eight counts of false accounting.
The court ruled that the proceedings be stayed as an Abuse of Process, and at the same time dismissed all charges.
Their lay clients were the subject of a private prosecution brought by Julie Davey, a business woman previously in The Sunday Times Rich List.
The court had been told that these criminal proceedings were brought as “leverage” in Julie Davey’s ongoing civil litigation, some of which has been the subject of press interest, including the following:
Jonathan Laidlaw QC and Christopher Ware were instructed by James Carlton and Julianna Tolan at Fox Williams.