Michael Mather-Lees QC and Colin Witcher Secure Dismissal in Complex Baby-Shaking Case

In a sensitive and complex case Michael Mather-Lees QC and Colin Witcher of Chambers’ Crime and Regulatory Team carefully conducted a thorough review of the prosecution evidence, including reviewing over 3000 pages of unused medical notes, where several experts had been instructed. That review culminated in a focused, forensic application to dismiss.

The Crown conceded, upon considering the defence skeleton argument and conducting a thorough review of the case, that there was no realistic prospect of conviction in respect to any count faced by the defendant, or any potential alternative.

Michael and Colin have extensive knowledge and experience in this unique area of criminal law. They have recently lectured together to both prosecution and defence lawyers on the effective preparation and presentation of medico-legal cases.

Counsel were instructed by Rebecca Higgins of Credence Solicitors. 

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