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No Further Action for Young Woman Arrested for S.20 GBH

Our client was a young woman arrested for attacking her partner with a bat and knife. She called our specialist assault solicitors at the police station to handle the situation and it became clear she was the victim of domestic violence. Outcome: No Further Action.

No further action - police dropped investigation
No Further Action for Young Women Accused of S.18 GBH

Our clients were two young women who were now in a relationship. One of their ex-boyfriends was angered by this and physically attacked them. Our specialist assault solicitors attended the police station and persuaded the police to take No Further Action against both clients.

No further action - police dropped investigation
No Further Action for Client Accused of S.47 Assault

Our client was accused of assaulting his neighbour. Part of the incident was filmed and injuries were caused. He called our specialist assault solicitors and his account of self-defence was put forward in interview. Outcome: the police took No Further Action against him.

No further action - police dropped investigation
No Further Action for Young Man Accused of Drugs Supply

Our client was a young man accused, with others, of being concerned in the supply of cannabis. Despite police having our client's fingerprints on the bag of drugs, our specialist drug supply solicitors secured a No Further Action outcome.

No further action - police dropped investigation
Pub Landlord Receives Suspended Sentence for Assault

Our client was a former pub landlord charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) after attacking one of his customers. He accepted that he had committed this offence and pleaded guilty. We persuaded the court not to send him to prison.

Non-custodial sentence - no prison
Man avoids prison after wielding a bladed article.

Our client was a young man. He had a troubled past of substance abuse and mental health issues and, at the time of the offence, was in turmoil due to a bereavement. These circumstances led to him behaving out of character. We persuaded the court he should not go to prison.

Non-custodial sentence - no prison
Client convicted of ABH - Suspended Sentence.

Having been convicted of a serious assault charge against his former partner, our client faced a custodial sentence. The case had been transferred to us after he was convicted. We gathered reports and references on his behalf, ensuring that he avoided prison.

Non-custodial sentence - no prison
Man accused of Assaulting a Bus Driver - Case Dropped

We represented a young entrepreneur who had been accused wrongly accused of spitting at a bus driver. He accepted that there had been an argument but denied things had become physical. We tactfully put forward his version of events and persuaded the police to drop the case.

No further action - police dropped investigation
Man avoids prison after strangling former girlfriend

Our client was a young man with no previous convictions at the start of a promising career. A combination of very difficult circumstances led to him acting out of character and assaulting his former girlfriend. We persuaded the court that he should not go to prison.

Non-custodial sentence - no prison
Conditional Discharge for Possession of a Knife

Our client had complex mental health needs. He had a taken knife with him to a public venue not knowing it was illegal. We persuaded the court that this was an expectational case and they agreed to depart from the normal sentencing guidelines and give a conditional discharge.

Conditional discharge - no criminal penalty
Client Receives Caution for Criminal Damage

Our client, a 60-year-old woman, was accused of causing criminal damage to a vehicle. We advanced representations regarding her health to ensure that she received a caution and was not prosecuted in court.

Client received a caution- case did not proceed to court
Criminal Damage - Conditional Discharge Received

Our client was 63-years-old and retired. In the days following his friend's death, he deliberately damaged a stranger's car. The CPS stated that prison was a real possibility but we argued that this would not be appropriate. He received a conditional discharge.

Conditional discharge - no criminal penalty
CPS Drop Class A Drug Supply Case before Trial

Our client was a victim of modern slavery having been forced to sell Class A drugs. The police weren’t interested and the CPS blindly pushed forward. We pressed hard for months and refused to bow to pressure. Eventually, we persuaded the CPS to drop the case before trial.

Case discontinued by the prosecution
Young Man accused of Criminal Damage - Case Dropped

Our client was arrested for allegedly causing minor criminal damage to his home address. After our expert lawyers negotiated with the police, they reluctantly accepted that the client was a child in need of support and he should not be charged.

Investigation discontinued with no further action
Man Accused of Threatening Behaviour – Case Dropped

Our client was charged after allegedly threatening bar staff. He was struggling to cope with the stress of a trial, so he contacted our specialist criminal lawyers to assist him. We persuaded the prosecution to drop the case two days before trial.

Case discontinued by the prosecution
15-year-old accused of Domestic Assault – Case Dropped

Our client was a teenager who had been accused of assaulting his sister in the family home. He had been struggling with ADHD and needed support for this. We persuaded the police that this should be dealt with in the family and they agreed to drop the case.

No further action - police dropped investigation
Caution for workman charged with possession of a weapon

Our client was a 21-year-old site manager charged with possession of a lock knife. After our expert lawyers highlighted he had been charged with the wrong offence, the case returned to the police. The court prosecution was dropped, he received a caution, and avoided a conviction.

Client received a caution- case did not proceed to court
Clients found Not Guilty of GBH after CPS drop case.

Our clients, two young women, were accused of breaking the complainant's collar bone and faced a prison sentence. For one client, this meant losing her role as a carer. With careful preparation, we found the weaknesses in the case and persuaded the CPS to drop it.

Case discontinued by the prosecution
Conditional Discharge for Possession of Bladed Article

Our client, a 17-year-old autistic child, received a conditional discharge after we persuaded the court to refer his case to the Youth Offenders Team. He was provided with the support he needed, as opposed to punishment from the Criminal Courts.

Conditional discharge - no criminal penalty
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
12-year-old accused of supplying drugs - Case Dropped

Our client was a 12-year-old who had been accused of supplying Class B drugs in school. We carefully controlled the investigation and left the Police with no choice other than to drop the case. This allowed him to stay in school and protected his future.

No further action - police dropped investigation
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
Police Drop False Sexual Assault and ABH Allegation

After a drunken night out our client was wrongly accused of sexual assault and ABH in Oxford city centre. Our specialist criminal defence lawyers applied significant pressure on the police to obtain key CCTV evidence. They then dropped the case and took no further action.

Investigation discontinued with no further action
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cambridge Analytica/Facebook Case - No Charges

We represented the COO of data company Cambridge Analytica. He was investigated for the alleged misuse of personal data obtained from Facebook in order to influence the 2016 US Presidential Elections. After pressure from our lawyers for over a year, the investigation was dropped.

Investigation discontinued with no further action
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
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
Mercy killing of sick mother reduced to manslaughter

Mercy killing - client charged with murder of terminally ill mother. CPS reduced charge to manslaughter. They had been firmly set on going to trial, but our specialist manslaughter solicitors eventually persuaded them after obtaining psychiatric and psychological expert reports.

Prosecution agreed to reduced charge
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
Murder Conviction Appealed & Reduced to Manslaughter

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
Hookway 'Bail Crisis' Case - Dropped by Home Office

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
Murder linked to Mark Duggan's Death - Not Guilty

Our murder solicitors defended a man accused of the murder of Kelvin Easton, in the so called 'unavenged killing' that led to the shooting of Mark Duggan by Police, sparking the London Riots. We told the Old Bailey jury the case was based on rumour, not evidence. They agreed.

Not guilty verdict - client exonerated
Contempt of Court - 'Hijab MP3 Juror' Not Guilty

Our client was a Muslim girl accused of listening to music under her headscarf while on a murder jury. She told us she had her earphones in because they didn't come out easily without her removing the scarf. We convinced the prosecution they couldn't prove music had been playing.

Case discontinued by the prosecution
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
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

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