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Woman caught up in large scale drugs case - discontinued

Our client, a professional female, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs following the arrest and remand of her partner.

Our lawyer advised at interview and made strong representations to police who decided to take no further action.

No further action - police dropped investigation

Mary Monson Solicitors client cleared of conspiracy to commit GBH with intent

Mary Monson Solicitors client has case dropped at Birmingham Crown Court following the discovery of serious flaws in the prosecution evidence.

Case discontinued by the prosecution

Client avoids custody after admitting possessing a large machete in a public place

Despite the desire of the courts to send a strong message by jailing individuals found in possession of knives, Mary Monson Solicitors were able to persuade the court to suspend what looked to be an inevitable prison sentence.

Non-custodial sentence - no prison

Stalking with intent to cause serious distress

Our client avoided a prison sentence when the judge at the initial hearing had considered a sentence of 4 years custody may be appropriate! Following detailed preparation about his mental health and good character, the court decided not to impose an immediate custodial sentence.

Non-custodial sentence - no prison

Professional avoids custody following a serious allegation of stalking

Mary Monson Solicitors’ client avoids custody following a serious allegation of Stalking. Following detailed preparation in relation to his mental health, circumstances of the offence and previous good character, the court decided not to impose an immediate custodial sentence

Non-custodial sentence - no prison

Junior Doctor has case investigation dropped following drugs arrest

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

Our client was accused under section 4 of the Public Order Act

Our client was accused under section 4 of the Public Order Act for alleged involvement in a fight between rival football supporters. CCTV showed him to be at the scene, but expert cross-examination by us of the witnesses showed doubt as to whether he was directly involved.

Not guilty verdict - client exonerated

Client was accused of beating up a man outside a pub in Radcliffe after closing time

Our client was one of four men accused of beating up a man outside a pub in Radcliffe after closing time. The victim was in a coma for several weeks, and suffered brain damage.

Not guilty verdict - client exonerated

Two local businessmen were accused of attacking a taxi driver after an argument

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

Mary Monson Solicitors client has murder allegation dropped by the police

Our client was facing an allegation of the murder of Charlie Singh, who was killed outside a food retailer and a large amount of cash was stolen.

Case discontinued by the prosecution

Surgeon accused of an assault has case discontinued at court

Our client was a cardio-thoracic surgeon accused of an assault involving an alleged assault and head butt outside a bar in London, resulting in a hospital admission for the complainant.

Case discontinued by the prosecution

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

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 - no prison

Our client was charged with robbery of two security van robberies

Our client was charged with robbery of two security van robberies. One of the robberies was of £30,000 in cash. The client was also charged with kidnapping, escaping police custody, and theft of a police vehicle.

Not guilty verdict - client exonerated

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

The Supreme Court Murder Case of Hookway

The Supreme Court murder case of Hookway, which led to the Police Bail Crisis of 2011, then rush emergency legislation by the government, and finally the reform of bail law under the Policing and Crime Act 2017.

Case discontinued by the prosecution

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

R v Damien Noonan - 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

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