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13.12.2019

National Legal Service Solicitors secure acquittal for client in the Crown Court

Written by Sarah Moulange

Joe Davis and Sarah Moulange acted for a client accused of arson, following a fire at the house in which her and her daughter were sleeping. The prosecution instructed a fire expert, who concluded that only our client could have set the fire from inside the locked house, indicating that it could only have been deliberate ignition.

Our client was at risk of losing her child and serving a lengthy prison sentence if found guilty of starting the fire, which caused thousands of pounds worth of damage. The evidence against her was strong, however together with Emma Reed of 33 Bedford Row, they managed to demonstrate that there were numerous potential causes of the fire, casting a very reasonable doubt on the likelihood that our client deliberately caused the fire.

Our client was vocal about her innocence from the outset and was eventually acquitted after a five day trial in the Crown Court.

Please feel free to contact us in complete confidence should you wish to discuss any new matter or case with one of the specialist criminal defence solicitors. Our team is available 24/7 and can advice on all types of matters including; murder, extradition, drug offences, youth court & police station representation. For a free initial consultation, call us on 0742 699 9999

11.07.2019

Case Study: Wrong place, wrong time, wrong haircut… right lawyer!  

Written by Harun Martin

One of our clients was wrongly arrested in connection with a recent murder in Tooting. The client, aged 17,  had been walking 50m away from his home when he and his group of friends were stopped by the Police. Our client was told that he matched the description of the main suspect and thereby arrested for murder. The murder had taken place 20 mins before our client’s arrest. Our client was sporting a distinctive ‘man-bun’ hairstyle which seemed to be the main feature identified by witnesses when describing the suspect. He had never previously been arrested before and both he and his family were understandably shocked by the gravity of the allegations against him.

Thankfully, he exercised his right to a lawyer and we were able to assist him throughout his detention at the police station, and ultimately secure his release. Even though he was released under investigation, it is highly unlikely there will be any further action against him. He and his family were relieved that the whole ordeal had come to an end (relatively speedily!) and were grateful to us for all our hard work. The police have since identified and charged the real suspects.

Head of Crime, Harun Matin comments

This case highlights the fact that good proactive legal representation at the police station can have instant results. The client clearly benefitted from the advice given to him and even though it was a stressful situation, what could have been a prolonged case was thankfully much shorter.

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