Anne Faul secures unanimous acquittal for client in sexual assault case

Anne Faul instructed by the Ms Emma Randall of the Purkiss Partnership, secures acquittal (unanimous verdict) for her client who was indicted to stand trial in respect of an offence of sexual assault of a child under 13, contrary to section 7(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

It was the prosecution’s case that the Defendant had sexually assaulted his granddaughter in law who was 12 years old. The case included the pre-recorded cross examination of the complainant pursuant to Section 28 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999.

Anne Faul Secures Unanimous Acquittal in Trial

Anne Faul, leading Daniel Darnbrough instructed by Andrew Smith of SBS solicitors, secures acquittal (unanimous verdict) for her client who was charged with wilful neglect of her son, contrary to section 1(1) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933. This was a three-week trial.

The Defendant was accused of failing to seek medical attention for her son, who was aged 21 months. The child suffered a catastrophic head injury, (subdural haemorrhage and bilateral retinal haemorrhages). It was the prosecution’s case that the Defendant’s then partner was responsible for the child’s injuries. However, the Defendant must have known that her son had been injured in some way due to his presenting symptoms. The prosecution’s case consisted of complex paediatric and neurological medical evidence.

Anne Faul secures unanimous acquittal at trial

October 2021

Anne Faul, instructed by Mr Andy Smith of SBS Solicitors, secured a unanimous acquittal for her client following a two-week trial at Cambridge Crown Court. The Defendant faced a single charge of Rape relating to events that allegedly took place a decade ago. The prosecution called eleven witnesses. The Defence served a lengthy schedule of text messages exchanged between the Defendant and the complainant, and called only the Defendant and one further witness to give evidence. The jury reached a unanimous verdict after deliberating for 3 hours.

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