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Junior Doctor arrested for drug offence- Case Dropped

Our client was a young junior doctor who was alleged to have been in possession of a small amount of a class A substance.

The continuity of the evidence was insufficient to convict. We made this very clear to the officer and his inspector, who eventually agreed to drop the case.

No further action - police dropped investigation
Businessmen cleared after case thrown out of court.

Our clients were two local businessmen who were accused of attacking a taxi driver after an argument over the fare. They were found not guilty after trial. The case was thrown out by the judge after Mary Monson cross-examined the prosecution witness.

Not guilty verdict - client exonerated
Army employee found Not Guilty of GBH at Crown Court

Our client was security trainer, working as a door supervisor when he was attacked by a drunk man. CCTV presented a misleading picture of what happened. We spent many hours together with him so could perform well in court. The jury found him Not Guilty.

Not guilty verdict - client exonerated
Man shares intimate image of ex-partner & avoids prison

Our client was a student suffering with major mental health problems. He admitted burglary and sharing a sexual image of his partner. We persuaded the court to give him a community order after we explained his problems at the time, and he was allowed to stay at university.

Non-custodial sentence - no prison
CPS drop rape charge against businessman before trial

Our client was accused of multiple rapes of his then partner's 2 year old sister in the early 1980's. After detailed written representations by this firm, the CPS finally dropped the charges against our client a few weeks before trial.

Case discontinued by the prosecution
Surgeon accused of assault- case discontinued at court

Our client was a young heart surgeon accused of assault when in fact he had been the victim of an aggressive drunk outside a bar. The prosecution refused to drop the case. We investigated the case fully and presented his defence aggressively in court. The verdict was Not Guilty.

Case discontinued by the prosecution
Class A drug supply client - we obtain community order.

Our client was charged with possession with intent to supply illegal psychoactive substances. He faced up to 5 years in prison. Our client was a young student, and terrified. He came to us after being represented by another firm. We made sure his worst fears didn't come true.

Non-custodial sentence - no prison
Strangeways Prison Riot - Ringleader Cleared of Murder

Mary Monson's client was Alan Lord, leader of the Strangeways Prison Riot, the biggest ever riot in a UK jail. He was also charged with Murder and Conspiracy. There were 30 defendants. We made arguments about the cause of death, and he was found Not Guilty of murder.

Not guilty verdict - client exonerated
Young Man Avoids Prison After Biting Man in Restaurant

Client accused of assault after an argument in a restaurant. Pleaded guilty to injuring his girlfriend and biting another customer. He was at risk of prison so he retained us. We gave the judge detailed mitigation evidence and hired a top barrister. Outcome - suspended sentence.

Non-custodial sentence - no prison
Domestic Assault Client Not Guilty after CPS drop case

Client faced allegations of assault, controlling behaviour and dangerous driving made by his ex-partner. He spent months in prison waiting for trial. We advised him to plead not guilty, despite pressure from the CPS and the Judge. The case collapsed on the first day of trial.

Case discontinued by the prosecution
University student receives No Criminal Penalty for GBH

Our client was a student with no previous involvement with the police. He was accused of using a knife to injure another student and in his interview, we put forward a statement claiming self-defence. On the first day of trial the prosecution offered a bind-over.

Bind over at court - no criminal penalty
Not Guilty of Conspiracy to Supply Class A Drugs

Our client was a full-time mum to two young children who was tried as a defendant in a large scale drugs conspiracy at Croydon Crown Court. We fought for disclosure and presented expert medical evidence to the court. She was found not guilty by the jury in a unanimous verdict.

Not guilty verdict - client exonerated
Young Professional Cleared of Assault on Bouncer

Our client was a young professional and recent university graduate. He was accused of ABH against a bouncer at a student union event. CCTV captured the fight and he was charged. We analysed the footage, going through every second with our client. He was found Not Guilty at trial.

Not guilty verdict - client exonerated
Man charged with sexual abuse of niece found Not Guilty

Our client was accused of performing sexual acts with his 8-year-old niece while she slept. The prosecution ignored their own evidence which showed that he had attended her room to check on her health. We used this evidence to persuade the jury, who then found him Not Guilty.

Not guilty verdict - client exonerated
Conspiracy to GBH in Gang Shooting - CPS Drops Case

Our client stood trial at Birmingham Crown Court. He was accused of setting up a gangland hit on a rival who was shot but survived. We pressured the CPS to drop the case because of flaws in the evidence. During the trial they finally gave up, and our client was found Not Guilty.

Case discontinued by the prosecution
Man falsely accused of assaulting wife - case dropped

Our client was accused of assaulting his wife after an argument at home. He went through his first interview with no lawyer at all. This was traumatic, and so he contacted us. We wrote a detailed letter to the prosecution urging them to stop the case. They eventually agreed.

No further action - police dropped investigation
Business owner cleared of GBH at Harrow Crown Court

Our client was a business owner accused of breaking an employee's finger. He was charged with GBH and faced a prison sentence and loss of his business if convicted. We carefully prepared the case and analysed all the evidence. At court we achieved a Not Guilty verdict.

Not guilty verdict - client exonerated
Judge Throws Out MoD Employee's Sexual Assault Case

Our client, an MoD employee accused of sexual assault by a female army officer who was a work rival, won his appeal against conviction after our lawyers persauded the judge to order disclosure of full evidence. The MoD had destroyed evidence so the judge threw the case out.

Not guilty verdict - client exonerated
Our Client Not Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Neighbour

A neigbour's daughter accused our client of touching her chest, which he strongly denied. He came to us in order to ensure he had the best defence. We spent dozens of hours looking for the holes in the alleged victim's story, and we were able to prove our client's innocence.

Not guilty verdict - client exonerated
Client Cleared by Jury of Assaulting Police Officer

Our client was a bank clerk charged with Assaulting an Emergency Worker. She faced trial in the Crown Court, and all prosecution evidence came from police officers. We cross-examined the officers intensely, and our client was cleared of all charges.

Not guilty verdict - client exonerated
Holidaymaker Cleared of Drunken Assault in Manchester Bar

Our client, a young man in his 20's, visited Manchester with friends. Enjoying the city's nightlife, they found a nightclub. Our client was accused of drunkenly striking a lady which resulted in her losing teeth. He was arrested and charged with ABH and was acquitted at trial.

Not guilty verdict - client exonerated
Kelvin Easton murder - linked to the death of Mark Duggan

Our murder solicitors defended Warren Allen, wrongfully accused of the murder of Kelvin Easton, the so called 'unavenged killing' that led to the shooting of Mark Duggan by the Metropolitan Police, sparking the London Riots.

Not guilty verdict - client exonerated
Mary Monson Solicitors mercy killing client reduced to manslaughter

Domestic mercy killing. Our client was charged with the murder of his elderly mother who was close to death from cancer. The defendant maintained that he had smothered her as an act of mercy as she was in great pain

Prosecution agreed to reduced charge
Appeal against murder conviction - reduced to manslaughter after a retrial

Our client had been convicted of murder in a first trial having been represented by a different firm of solicitors. The prosecution said that he had knifed the victim. On appeal we accepted less intent and therefore manslaughter. The jury agreed - not guilty of murder.

Prosecution agreed to reduced charge
GBH on police officer, broken cheek bone - no prison

Our client was accused of fracturing the cheekbone of an on-duty police officer in the aftermath of England's defeat in the Euro Championship final to Italy. After he admitted GBH on the officer, the Court was persuaded to not send him to prison.

Non-custodial sentence - no prison
Hijab-wearing Juror accused of listening to Ipod

Our client's case attracted significant press interest when she was referred to the Attorney-General for prosecution having been accused of listening to an MP3 player under her hijab while sitting as a juror in a murder trial. The case generated a media circus.

Case discontinued by the prosecution
Client avoids prison after pleading guilty to Blackmail

Our client pleaded guilty to Blackmail, an offence which normally leads to a prison sentence. He was terrified about the prospect of losing his home and job so came to our specialist lawyers. We persuaded the judge that this was an exceptional case and our client avoided prison.

Non-custodial sentence - no prison
Client accused of being drug gang leader - Not Guilty.

Our client was accused of being the head of a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs in the Harrogate area in North Yorkshire. He faced trial with 8 co-defendants at Leeds Crown Court. He was acquitted of all charges after a trial.

Not guilty verdict - client exonerated
Damien Noonan Not Guilty - The Penny Black Murder

The Penny Black Murder. Our client was Damien Noonan, head doorman of the Haçienda nightclub. He was found not guilty of the murder of ‘White Tony’ Johnson. This case signalled the beginning of Manchester’s infamous ‘Gunchester’ era.

Not guilty verdict - client exonerated
Supreme Court Police Bail Case of Hookway - Not Guilty

Our client was a murder suspect facing only circumstantial evidence. Police attempted to distort bail rules to repeatedly arrest and interview him. The case went to the Supreme Court. We were even criticised by then Prime Minister Teresa May. We won all the same.

No further action - police dropped investigation

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