Indictment against Adrian Waterman QC’s client alleging sexual offences stayed as an abuse of process

D, an international businessman charged with sexual abuse of a family member 13 years ago in Switzerland, France and England has had the indictment against him stayed as an abuse of the process.

 

Adrian Waterman QC, instructed by Jenny Wiltshire of Hickman and Rose Solicitors, represented the accused, and argued that repeated failures in disclosure were an affront to justice and prejudiced a fair trial. After 2 days of legal argument, the judge at Southwark Crown Court agreed in a ruling on Wednesday, 13 May 2016.

 

Having taken time to consider the matter, the Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to appeal this terminating ruling. The accused had been refused legal aid, and had therefore paid for his defence. The accused’s legal advisers are now looking into seeking the costs wasted as a result of the failures by the prosecution.  

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