Harriet Johnson achieves unanimous acquittal for joint enterprise accused

13.11.15 | |

Harriet Johnson has successfully defended a young man, SP, charged with armed robbery under controversial Joint Enterprise laws. 

 

A pizza delivery driver was robbed at knifepoint by two men, one of whom later admitted committing the offence.  The prosecution acknowledged that SP was not the other man, yet proceeded with the trial on the basis that circumstantial evidence could suggest he was involved in planning the offence.  SP, a man of good character, was unanimously acquitted by the jury after Ms. Johnson's "powerful" closing speech.

 

Harriet Johnsonwas instructed by Rustem Guardian LLP.

 

Five members of Doughty Street Chambers were recently instructed in the landmark Supreme Court appeal concerning Joint Enterprise, see here for more information. 

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