Andrew Fitch-Holland Scores Crown Court Hat-trick


Andrew’s first success for our newly merged Chambers saw him achieve a unanimous Not Guilty verdict at Inner London Crown Court, for a client accused of a S.18 GBH. The Defendant, who was alleged to have stabbed the complainant at a bus stop in south London, had recently been released from custody on license after serving a sentence for assaulting the same victim. Andrew was instructed in that matter by Mark Brown at Brysons Solicitors.

Next, Andrew secured a remarkable acquittal against apparently overwhelming evidence, at Manchester Crown Court, for a defendant accused of the rape of a 15-year-old girl. Counsel’s performance before the jury was described by instructing solicitors Ashcotts as “quite simply brilliant”. Andrew was commended by the trial judge; both for the result but also for the sensitive manner in which he cross-examined the complainant.

Finally, Andrew returned down south to attain his latest unanimous jury acquittal at Basildon Crown Court, defending a man accused of s.18 GBH in which a woman’s jaw was fractured. Andrew was instructed in that case by Paul Robinson Solicitors, continuing an unbroken run of acquittals when briefed by that firm.

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