Joe Stone QC collapses rape indictment at Manchester crown court

06.10.17 | |

D was indicted with two counts alleging rape and attempted rape. Defence at trial was consent. A proactive defence with a detailed defence case statement triggered complex disclosure issues bearing on section 41 issues, bad character and disclosure of sensitive third party medical counselling and psychiatric records. Detailed written submissions led to the prosecution reviewing the case at the highest level and making a formal decision to offer no evidence. Joe Stone QC was privately instructed in R v D by Kimneri Patel at MPR solicitors, London 

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