Not Guilty on a Common Assault for Dean Phillips

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Another fantastic result for Dean Phillips – an acquittal for one of his clients at Leamington Spa Magistrates Court

Deans client was charged with a common assault dating back to December 2018. She entered a not guilty plea at Leamington Spa Magistrates Court on the basis of self defence and the case went to trial.

The evidence included CCTV, where an altercation could be seen but no assault.

After hearing all the evidence, at the conclusion of the case the District Judge commented:

“I have a feeling that something is not right then I cannot even get to the point of considering issues of self-defence. As such, the only appropriate verdict is to acquit…”

Dean Phillips worked tirelessly on the preparation of the case working with Sophie Murray of Counsel in Court.


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