Lewis Power QC after a 3 month long trial at Southwark Crown Court secures a unanimous acquittal in this multi-Million pound alleged Italian Mafia linked Bureau de Change Money laundering case Lewis who was instructed by Gerard Maye of Gerard Maye Legal in this internationally based complex fraud case successfully ran a defence of duress in the trial. The Bureau had laundered an estimated £53 Million in the course of this criminal enterprise.
Lewis Power QC secures acquittal in murder/manslaughter trial at Cardiff Crown Court in tragic high profile case where daughter kills her father in house fire Emma Sadler was found not guilty by reason of insanity by the jury. Lewis was instructed by Rod Hayler from Old Bailey Solicitors.
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Pamela Brain secured an acquittal of 12 counts following an eight day trial at Woolwich Crown Court. The charges related to allegations of historical sexual assaults and rape made by three complainants from the defendant’s family between 1968 and 2012. Ms Brain was able to successfully challenge the accounts of the complainants. The Prosecution later dropped the case on two further counts.
Ms Brain was instructed by Christina Vernon of McQueens Solicitors http://www.mcqsolicitors.co.uk/
Pamela Brain also secured an acquittal of 13 counts at Luton Crown Court following a five day trial concerning historic allegations of indecent assault and buggery. This case concerned allegations made by four complainants in the defendant’s family, dating from 1971 to 1977.
One of the challenges in this case was the admission that virtually all members of the wider family had themselves suffered sexual abuse by family members, as children. Ms Brain’s sensitive cross examination of each complainant successfully raised doubt as to the accuracy of their recollection, resulting in the prosecution offering no evidence in relation to one multiple count at an early stage.
Ms Brain was instructed by Angie Deacon of Lawtons Solicitors http://www.lawtonslaw.co.uk/
Michael Polak, a member of Church Court Chambers, secured a unanimous acquittal for his defendant after a 4-day trial at Birmingham Crown Court. After an argument about a stolen computer Mr Polak’s client was alleged to have attacked a couple using a knuckleduster causing a cut to the bone on one of the complainants’ faces and serious injury to the other. After cross-examining both complainants and making a closing speech focussing on self-defence Michael’s client was unanimously acquitted. Michael’s client who was facing a sentence of around 9 years imprisonment was very pleased with the result as was his mother.
Michael Polak was instructed by Mr Babir Adris of BH Mohammed Solicitors.