Meyrick Williams successful in Court of Appeal – quashing conviction.


Meyrick earlier appeared in the Court of Appeal in October/november in an appeal against conviction or sentence regarding a conspiracy to rob. The appeal against conviction was based on the wrongful admission of evidence. In this case it was asserted contrary to the judge’s ruling the evidence was in fact “bad character” and should not have been admitted not least since the probative value/relevance of the evidence was very limited. The Court of Appeal agreed and the conviction was quashed. The defendant had earlier been sentenced to an equivalent sentence of some 18 years imprisonment.

The point was taken at trial and again at trial once further prosecution evidence was lead. Meyrick may currently be found leading Harry O’Sullivan prosecuting multi-handed bank fraud and money laundering case for the CPS in London.

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