News and Events - Criminal Defence

6th Jan 2020News

Martin Hicks QC secures early acquittal in Uber Eats Driver Murder Trial

RB was one of a group of teenagers who allegedly set upon a delivery driver in order to steal his moped while stationary outside a café in a Battersea shopping precinct. The incident was witnessed by many other members of the public and also captured on CCTV. RB was said to be the third of […]

23rd Dec 2019News

Fiona Robertson secures acquittal in joint enterprise rape

After a trial lasting nearly 3 weeks Fiona Robertson’s client was acquitted in under 4 hours of joint enterprise rape and false imprisonment with intent to commit a sexual assault. The defendant and another were accused of taking the complainant to a secluded balcony after a night of drinking, pinning her down and raping her. […]

18th Dec 2019News

Nneka Akudolu’s client found not guilty of the rape of ‘unconscious complainant’

The defendant and friends had been drinking heavily and all gone home together. The complainant was described by various witnesses as ‘paralytic’ and unable to stand, walk or undress herself. The Crown’s case was that the defendant had waited for the rest of the group to fall asleep before vaginally raping the complainant while she […]

6th Dec 2019News

Jonathan Laidlaw QC defends in case dismissed from the Central Criminal Court today.

Following a hearing before the Supreme Court, charges of torture, allegedly committed during the first Liberian civil war in 1990 by Dr Agnes Taylor, were dismissed by Mr Justice Sweeney at the Central Criminal Court this morning.  Jonathan Laidlaw QC acted for the defendant, along with Steven Powles QC. Read more here and here. Jonathan […]