Client found not guilty of manslaughter

Created on March 21, 2017

Client found not guilty of manslaughter

A client of Old Bailey Solicitors was last week found not guilty of manslaughter by reason of insanity.  

The mentally ill client was made the subject of a Hospital Order with a restriction under s41 Mental Health Act 1983 

The client had previously faced a charge of Murder but the prosecution agreed not to proceed with that more serious charge at the outset of trial and the judge returned a verdict of not guilty in that regard.  Another charge of arson was also not proceeded with.  

Old Bailey Solicitors, having accepted instructions to act in September last year, worked with the police, the Crown Prosecution Service and the courts to ensure that their client was treated in hospital throughout the court proceedings and that she didn’t have to enter a prison at any stage.  

Defence advocates Lewis Power QC and Sarah Taite presented the client’s case at Cardiff Crown Court last week which resulted in the unanimous not guilty verdict by the jury. 

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