Kate Blackwell QC has recently had two outstanding results for defendants facing sexual offences, briefed on both occasions by Zita Spencer of Olliers Solicitors.
In February, at Manchester Crown Court, Kate represented Arjmand Ghafoor who faced allegations of sexual assault on a passenger on board an Emirates flight from Dubai to Manchester. Following a 3 day trial the jury took just half an hour to acquit him of all charges. See here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9237141/Judge-slams-police-failing-question-witnesses-jury-clears-lawyer-35-groping-woman.html and here: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/man-accused-sexual-assault-caressed-19767565
In March, at Manchester Crown Court in a case prosecuted by Isobel Thomas of LHC, Kate mitigated on behalf of Eric Kim who had previously pleaded guilty to a series of “up skirting” offences. Mr Kim narrowly escaped a custodial sentence and was ordered to comply with a community order. See here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9311747/Student-21-secretly-filmed-20-women-campus-avoids-jail.html and here: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/student-secretly-filmed-up-female-19926396