News and Events - Criminal Defence

1st Feb 2023News

Gudrun Young KC’s client acquitted of sexual assault at Bournemouth Crown Court

Gudrun represented EG, a German national who was in the UK for the Easter Break visiting friends in Weymouth.  The group attended the Quayfest Festival before going on to two different bars.  EG ended up walking back with the girlfriend of a friend of one of his group who he had not met before that […]

20th Jan 2023News

Nneka Akudolu KC’s client found Not Guilty of Murder

Nneka’s client, Jay Byrne pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Christopher Molloy who died from traumatic brain injuries on the 19th July 2022. The prosecution did not accept that plea and he was therefore tried for murder along with his brother Joseph and a teenager who at the time was only 14 years of age. […]

13th Jan 2023News

Merry van Woodenberg acts for Benjamin Mendy co-accused, Louis Matturie, who has been found not guilty of five counts of rape and one count of sexual assault

Merry van Woodenberg defended Louis Matturie, who was charged along with Manchester City footballer, Benjamin Mendy, with a series of alleged sex offences. Following a 5-month trial at Chester Crown Court, the jury acquitted Mr Matturie of five counts of rape, and one count of sexual assault, in relation to three women. Three of the […]

9th Jan 2023News

Nneka Akudolu KC’s client found not guilty of murder and manslaughter

Nneka was instructed to defend Callum Hewell, one of nine defendants charged with murder. Police were called to an Internet cafe in the Liverpool City Centre on the 16th April last year where an 18 year old man was found to be unresponsive. He died a short time later from extensive head and neck injuries. […]