Alex has defended a number of serious sexual offences. The cases he has dealt with have involved sensitive cross examination of witnesses about difficult issues, disputed forensic evidence involving cross examination of expert witnesses and dealing with often complex areas of evidence. Alex’s calm approach reassures his clients and enables him to assist his clients to the best outcome for their case.
R v B – Acquittal secured for a client accused of rape of his partner. The defence had to deal with disclosure failures by the Crown and in particular social media exchanges. Alex obtained an expert examination of a phone which was able to extract messages and images that the Crown’s expert could not. It was evidence which undermined the Crown’s case and he subsequently used it to obtain an acquittal, by a jury, for his client.
R v S – Acquittal of defendant accused of multiple rapes of a female along with two other males. The case involved adducing hearsay evidence of a witness who had been deported and was unavailable to give evidence at trial.
R v G – Acquittal of defendant with severe learning difficulties and mental and physical health problems accused of male rape of a family member.
R v D – Defended a client accused of multiple rapes within a relationship. The case involved consideration of and subsequent use of in the criminal trial, extensive evidence given by the parties in Family Court proceedings.
R v M – Defended a man charged with kidnap and sexual assault of a vulnerable female. The case involved a difficult sentencing exercise dealing with extended and life sentences.
R v K – Defended male charged with sexual assault on a 3-year-old child. There was challenged expert DNA evidence and defence expert evidence called.
R v D and R v V – In separate cases defended men charged with multiple, non-recent sexual assaults on their daughters.
R v J – Defended a man charged with non-recent sexual assaults on two separate complainants when the defendant was himself a youth. Subsequently successfully arguing that the sentence should be reduced on appeal at the CACD.