John successfully defended an 18 year old of good character in the Youth Court. John’s client crossed the age threshold due to delay in the proceedings. The young person faced one charge of section 20 GBH and one charge of attempted s18 GBH. The prosecution alleged that John’s client, along with a co-defendant, had used bottles to wound one of the complainants before kicking and punching a heavily pregnant woman while making threats to the unborn baby. John’s client stated that they had acted in self-defence, and had never tried to attack the pregnant woman. There were three eye-witnesses to the incident.
Instructing solicitors have observed that John goes the extra mile in cases involving young and vulnerable people. He places great importance on caring for the lay client throughout their case whether they are a business professional or a vulnerable person.