Rebecca Erkan-Bax’s client acquitted of multiple counts of rape, assault by penetration and battery
Rebecca was instructed alone as Junior counsel. B and F were in a relationship for approximately 10 months. During this time, F fell pregnant with B’s child. The day after the child was born, F ended the relationship with B. A short time later F alleged that B had forcefully raped her three times and assaulted her once during the relationship. The case required diligent preparation and careful witness handling as both B and F required the use of intermediaries during the trial. B was acquitted of the three counts of rape and the assault after trial.
Counsel was instructed by Chris Oliver at Hennessy & Hammudi Solicitors.