Phil Priestley of Opus Law represented I, a defendant who stood trial at Bristol Crown Court charged with a serious offence of Section 18 Wounding. The complainant suffered multiple stab wounds and it was alleged that I also stamped on the neck of the complainant.
The defence case was meticulously prepared and a pathologist instructed to deal with the injuries described by the prosecution expert.
The Jury was sworn and a 4 day trial took place, during which the defendant ran self-defence. The jury deliberated for only 3 hours before returning a unanimous verdict of NOT GUILTY.
Afterwards the defendant who had been in custody for 6 months and his family thanked his legal team for their superb efforts.
Counsel: Gerard Hillman of Carmelite Chambers London