Wednesday, 10 November 2021 12:26
Sam Barker, instructed by Wessex Solicitors, represented a Defendant accused of luring a man with whom he had a business disagreement to an address before violently detaining and torturing him at Portsmouth Crown Court. The allegation arose from an incident in June 2017, but the case had problems from the outset, leading to an ‘inexplicable’ delay in charging for over 2 years. The case hinged on evidence obtained from mobile telephone downloads from the three Defendants, after the Complainant refused to provide his own telephone. Wessex Solicitors had actively sought to engage with the Prosecution over disclosure, and repeatedly set out…
Monday, 20 September 2021 14:50
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is being overhauled in anticipation of a “bow wave” of more than 20,000 extra jailed criminals who will push the prison population to a post-war high of nearly 100,000 by 2026.
Friday, 02 July 2021 10:16
A children’s prison has been criticised by inspectors after they found that new arrivals as young as 15 were being locked in solitary confinement in their rooms for a fortnight and allowed out for just 30 minutes a day because of concerns about coronavirus
Thursday, 01 July 2021 10:13
X' s dad has just phoned the office asking me to pass on a massive thanks to Lian for the way she spoke for X in Court and to the rest of the team at Wessex for the way they have dealt with the family at a very stressful time.
Tuesday, 18 May 2021 11:03
The Crown Prosecution Service has revealed that three in 10 cases were incorrectly charged under coronavirus legislation, blaming errors on frequent changes to rules covering activities such as social gatherings and travel.