News and Events - Criminal Defence

5th Nov 2021News

A rare Murder verdict and a CPS inquiry ordered by the court

The prosecution abandoned reliance on a forensic psychiatrist as an expert witness after Narita Bahra QC and Daniel Chadwick exposed his non-compliance with expert evidence rules and ensuing disclosure issues. The defence application to the court to comment upon and/or invite an inquiry into the expert psychiatric evidence obtained by the prosecution was successful. Narita […]

26th Oct 2021News

Complete acquittal in historic child sexual abuse trial

Daniel Chadwick acted for a man accused of seriously sexually assaulting his niece and nephew when they were children in the 1980s. The defence case was that the complainants had conspired to falsely accuse him as revenge for their involvement in publicising his daughter’s terminal illness in a local newspaper. Following a seven-day trial, the […]

18th Oct 2021News

Another Fraud case collapses due to expert witnesses and disclosure failings

A diamond boiler room fraud in excess of 3 million pounds collapsed following the discovery by Narita Bahra QC leading Nichola Higgins (Matrix) that the prosecution’s expert had a commercial relationship with the Metropolitan police and significant disclosure failings. The exposure resulted in the acquittal of their client and all defendants. Press coverage: The Times […]