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Sexual Offences

In cases alleging serious sexual assault, Mark has developed a sensitive yet firm and effective style in the cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses, with particular mastery of voluminous and complex unused material and third party applications in historic abuse cases.

Cases of note include:

R v K (Lewes): The Defendant was a Lance Corporal in the Army acquitted of rape and sexual assault of two complainants at a care home.

R v H (Snaresbrook): Defended a man accused of a campaign of rape and sexual assault on his step-daughter when she was between 6 and 8 years old. The complainant, with substantial learning difficulties, was cross-examined via an intermediary. H was acquitted of all counts.

R v P (Derby): the defence of a former borstal warden accused of the rape and sexual assault of teenage inmates in the early 70s

R v AK (Leicester): Operation Retriever - Asian gang targeting vulnerable teenagers for rape and sexual abuse in Derby. Acquitted. Click here for press interest. 

R v TR (Lincoln): Operation Ore - provision of paid-password websites held on US servers in which defendant claimed to be acting under the authority of the FBI to monitor sex offenders. Case stayed.

R v P (Nottingham): historic allegations of sexual abuse by Head Teacher upon schoolchildren. Acquitted.

R v C (Snaresbrook): historic allegations of multiple rape by father on daughter.

R v Ennis (Nottingham): “Private” shop keeper accused of trading in hardcore pornography under the counter when not classified by the British Board of Censors.

R v Watts (Lincoln): allegation of attempted murder and domestic rape.