A jury at Nottingham Crown Court has recently returned a ‘Not Guilty’ verdict for a client of Kangs Solicitors accused, with six others, of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice connected to a murder which occurred in Nottingham City Centre in September 2019.
Helen Holder of Kangs Solicitors reports on the excellent outcome which has been achieved.
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The Allegation | Kangs Serious Crime Defence Solicitors
- It was alleged that following the murder of Lee Cooper in Nottingham city centre on the night of 14 September 2019, our client, together with six other defendants, conspired to assist the person suspected of committing the murder avoid detection and arrest.
- The Prosecution maintained that the police investigation was delayed significantly hindering the recovery of the knife used.
The Law | Kangs Conspiracy Offences Defence Solicitors
Section 1(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977 states:
1 ‘The offence of conspiracy.
(1)…if a person agrees with any other person or persons that a course of conduct shall be pursued which, if the agreement is carried out in accordance with their intentions, either—
(a) will necessarily amount to or involve the commission of any offence or offences by one or more of the parties to the agreement, or
(b) would do so but for the existence of facts which render the commission of the offence or any of the offences impossible,
he is guilty of conspiracy to commit the offence or offences in question.’
How We Assisted Our Client | Kangs Crown Court Defence Solicitors
Our client always disputed being aware of, or being part of, any conspiracy to pervert the course of justice or that she was aware, at the time of her involvement, of the person responsible for the murder.
By way of preparation for Trial, the team at Kangs Solicitors:
- critically analysed all of the Prosecution evidence, served and unused material,
- attended our client at length discussing the events, taking instructions and advising upon her position and the appropriate course to adopt,
- discussed with her all of the evidence served by the Prosecution,
- prepared her Proof of Evidence and all necessary procedural documents,
- attended all necessary Hearings,
- identified and instructed Counsel of the highest calibre, to present our client’s defence in court and attended conferences with both counsel and our client.
The Hearing | Kangs Criminal Trial Defence Solicitors
Following the conduct of a full Trial, which began on Monday 16 August, the jury returned a ‘Not Guilty’ verdict against our client on Friday 10 September.
Needless to say, our client was delighted with the outcome, that her innocence had been proven and that she no longer had to suffer the stress and fear of a custodial sentence which had hung over her for many months.
For further information please refer to the following press report:
- Three found not guilty of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice after murder | Nottinghamshire Live
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