20 11 ‘17

Historic Sex Offences – Unanimous Acquittal at Croydon Crown Court

Our client, a father of 5 and no previous convictions, stood for trial last week at Croydon Crown Court having been charged with a number of serious historic sexual offences against his step-daughter. Our client’s asserted a factual denial. It was not disputed that the relationship between our client and his step daughter was, at […]

13 11 ‘17

Conviction quashed by Court of Appeal after judge inappropriately directs jury

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, […]

25 09 ‘17

Greg Stewart Contributes To Unreliable Evidence on Radio 4

Last week Greg Stewart took part in a Youth Justice discussion on Unreliable Evidence Radio 4 with Clive Anderson. Greg was asked to contribute to the show as he is the specialist lawyer on youth justice on the Law Society Criminal Law Committee. The programme discussed the developments since the Crime & Disorder Act 1998 […]

11 09 ‘17

GTS Successfully Argue Against Re-opening of Murder Trial

GT Stewart represented P, who was acquitted of murder in 1986. The prosecution lodged an appeal against P’s acquittal on the grounds there was new and compelling evidence and that it was in the interests of justice for the case to be re-opened. Strong representations were made on P’s behalf, arguing that it was not in […]

8 08 ‘17

Extradition to Czech Republic successfully contested in family rights case

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 […]

7 08 ‘17

Challenging Football Banning Orders

Melanie Krudy, who has niche expertise in challenging Football Banning Orders, today challenged the legality of a Football Banning Order imposed on her client by Birmingham Magistrates’ Court. Melanie travels far and wide representing clients who have had such Orders imposed on them (sometimes unlawfully) and today was successful at Birmingham Crown Court. At the […]

2 08 ‘17

The Accused

On Monday Channel 5 screened the latest episode of the Accused. In 2016 GT Stewart agreed to work with Brinkworth Films to make a series of realistic documentaries of what it is like to face a criminal prosecution from the perspective of the accused. The media reaction to the first two episodes has been very […]

20 07 ‘17

‘Thank you for the advice and support’

“I’d just like to thank you for the advice and support you gave me at the station – without you there I could’ve been sat in a very different boat right now. Your advice was invaluable” – AB Emma Haley at GT Stewart Solicitors & Advocates’ Manchester office recently represented  AB who had been arrested […]