Chiara Maddocks represented a client who had pleaded guilty to a historic series of rape and serious sexual assaults against a 13 year old victim. The client had been assessed as a dangerous offender by the lower courts and sentenced to a twelve year extended sentence with an additional three year licence period.
Chiara successfully argued that the sentencing judge had incorrectly assessed the client to be dangerous, and the Court of Appeal agreed to quash the finding. This resulted in a determinative sentence of 12 years concurrent across all seven counts.
Chiara was instructed by Nelson Guest Solicitors.