In some instances, it is not convenient for a witness to be present in court to give evidence. For example, they may live or work some distance away from the court, or there may be another good reason.
There are legal provisions that cater for this scenario, which are widely used by the prosecution (notably for police officers). However, it is vital to remember that the defence can take...Read More
A cut-throat defence is where one defendant gives evidence that is damaging to a co-defendant’s case. Sometimes that goes as far as directly accusing the other person of the crime, while typically seeking to exonerate themselves.
Such evidence may be given directly by a defendant (or defendants) as a positive aspect of their case. Alternatively, it may be elicited by prosecution...Read More
Victory for JFH Crime at Willesden Magistrates Court
Duncan Roberts recently represented SM in relation to an allegation of common assault on his ex-partner. The trial took place at the Willesden Magistrates Court with a rather unusual occurrence during an adjournment of the proceedings.
The trial itself was fairly routine with SM raising the issue of self-defence as the reason for...Read More