Businessmen cleared after case thrown out of court.Not guilty verdict - client exonerated
Case study summary
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.
They were both company directors with responsibility for a large number of employees, and a criminal record would have meant that they would have been unable to run their businesses effectively. One was an estate agent, and would have lost his business immediately.
The other had contracts with major government institutions which would have been cancelled if he was convicted. We undertook a complete background check of the alleged victim in the case, checked CCTV footage of the scene held by local shop owners, and spent dozens of hours preparing the case in a way that meant that every avenue of enquiry had been followed up. We also picked through every piece of evidence against our clients in consultation with each of them. Finally, and unusually for a Magistrates Court Case, we were able to organise Mary Monson's diary so that she could act in the trial for our clients. Within 4 hours of the first day of the trial, Mary Monson made an application to have the case thrown out, and the Magistrates duly obliged.
Verdict | Not Guilty - court ordered £12,000 costs to be paid back to our clients.
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