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Conviction quashed by Court of Appeal after judge inappropriately directs jury

13 November, 2017

Our client, a young man with no previous convictions, was charged with a number of serious historic sex offences against a member of his family. He was acquitted by the jury of all the most serious charges, but convicted of stroking her leg in a sexual way and conditionally discharged. Although he was not punished, […]

Extradition to Czech Republic successfully contested in family rights case

8 August, 2017

Our client was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant issued by the Czech Republic, and taken to Westminster Magistrates’ Court. She was released on bail and fought extradition on the basis that it would disproportionately infringe on her family rights and those of her children. She has six young dependant children living with her in […]

Unexplained Wealth Orders

11 May, 2017

  The Criminal Finances Act 2017, which received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017, contains within it a number of measures aimed at enhancing powers under the existing Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) to extract ill-gotten wealth from suspicious individuals. The focus of this article is on the introduction of unexplained wealth orders (UWOs), […]

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)

8 May, 2017

William Bache represented Carla Andrews in a recent and significant case about Shaken Baby Syndrome. Her baby had “a complex, inherited medical ailment that mimics the symptoms of what is called Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)”. William said that the case highlighted the fact that if a baby shows symptoms which indicate SBS, then medical enquiries often […]

Grievous Bodily Harm With Intent – Unanimous Acquittal At The Old Bailey

24 April, 2016

GT Stewart’s client, 19 year old DB, stood trial this week at the Central Criminal Court accused of involvement in a ‘joint enterprise’ stabbing and possession of a knife. The prosecution case was that DB had targeted the victim, as the parties had been known to each other previously, when DB had been accused of […]