News and Events - Criminal Defence

1st Aug 2023News

Rebecca Erkan-Bax’s client acquitted of rape

Rebecca Erkan-Bax represented a defendant who faced five counts of rape. The complainant and defendant had previously had a consensual sexual relationship, but the complainant alleged that the defendant had used force to commit the alleged non-consensual acts.  The complainant called the police after the defendant smashed the complainant’s living room windows and made threats […]

26th Jun 2023News

Acquittal for Sallie Bennett-Jenkins KC in sexual assault case against a counsellor

An allegation of sexual assault was made against a therapist who had overtreated over 900 individuals in the course of a long career in counselling. The complainant alleged that photographs were taken of her torso and that she was touched by the defendant on her back. The prosecution case was that the allegation occurred in […]

22nd Jun 2023News

Eleanor Fox’s client acquitted of modern slavery offences at the close of the prosecution case

Eleanor Fox represented one of three defendants (“TM”) at Woolwich Crown Court charged with modern slavery offences. TM pleaded guilty to drug supply offences and to the possession of criminal property. Operation Orochi was an investigation into a “county lines” drug dealing network that orchestrated the sale of crack cocaine and heroin in London and […]