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Rhys Rosser acts in Successful Appeal Against Conviction due to Misdirection of Law

Cases 4 Jul 24

Rhys appeared before the Court of Appeal to seek permission to appeal, an extension of time and an application to rely on fresh evidence. Rhys had been instructed to provide a second opinion after the Appellant had been informed there were no viable grounds of appeal. Rhys identified that the Trial Judge had failed to properly direct the jury in respect of the route to verdict in an allegation of laundering over £700,000.

The Court of Appeal stated that they accepted Rhys’ criticisms of the summing-up and route to verdict, finding that the conviction was unsafe. Rhys called the Appellant to give evidence regarding the application for an extension of time which the Court was persuaded to grant.

Notwithstanding having opposed the application to appeal conviction, the Crown indicated that they did not seek a re-trial and the Appellant was acquitted of the offence.

Rhys was instructed by Xiaoyong Ding of Rustem Guardian solicitors.

R v JD [2024] EWCA Crim 713


Cases | 4 Jul 24

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