What is Pre Charge

With pre charge representation from Holborn Adams, you can get your case dropped before it reaches the courtroom.

Our team has successfully represented numerous precharge clients both prior to and after arrest.

Our record stands alone among UK pre charge solicitors, with a vast number of cases concluding with zero charges, regardless of the initial offence.

* Initial assessment call with a solicitor to allow a legal advice plan to be prepared.

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What is pre-charge bail in the UK?

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What is pre-charge representation in the UK?

Pre-charge representation in the UK is legal assistance provided to individuals who are under investigation by the police but have not yet been formally charged with an offence. This process involves a solicitor or legal representative engaging with the police and the Crown Prosecution Service on behalf of the suspect. The ultimate goal of this process is to influence them in deciding whether or not to bring charges against the individual.

What are pre-charge decisions?

In the UK, pre-charge decisions are determinations made by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) regarding whether a suspect should be charged with a criminal offence.

These decisions are critical, as they influence whether a case proceeds to court. As your legal representation, we will carefully analyse the pre charge evidence so that we can provide a realistic prospect of conviction.

Your complete exoneration is our #1 priority.

We win pre charge cases like this every day

Our clients trust us when they’re in trouble, and we’ve made it our mission to deliver the best results for them. From legal advice and evidence review to mitigation and negotiation, we stand by your side throughout the process.

Allegations of Fraud or Financial Crimes

  • HMRC criminal investigations
  • SFO investigations
  • Conspiracy
  • Conspiracy to Defraud
  • Cyber Crime
  • Conspiracy to defraud
  • Fraud & Financial Crime
  • Fraudulent trading
  • False accounting
  • Money laundering
  • Proceeds of crime and Restraint orders
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • VAT Fraud

Criminal Offence Accusations

  • Drug Offence and Supply
  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Smuggling
  • Common Assault
  • Domestic Violence Defence
  • GBH and ABH
  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Robbery
  • Vandalism & Criminal Damage
  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Police Interview
  • Coercive & Controlling

Allegations of Sexual Crimes or Assault

  • Child Abuse Allegations
  • Historic Sexual Allegations
  • Indecent Images
  • Rape Accusations
  • Sexual Allegations
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Communications
  • Historic Sexual Crime
  • Rape Defence

What are the benefits of pre-charge representation?

Have you been accused of a criminal offence in the UK?

Pre-charge representation offers several notable benefits. These advantages are critical to ensuring fair treatment, protecting the accused’s legal rights, and potentially influencing the outcome of the investigation. 

  • We will provide you with valuable advice on legal rights, including the right to remain silent and the right to avoid self-incrimination.
  • We will ensure you are treated fairly during police investigations and interviews, preventing potential abuses or coercion.
  • We will review the evidence gathered by the police and challenge its validity or reliability. 
  • We can identify weaknesses in the case and highlight these issues to the investigators.
  • We can present mitigating factors or alternative explanations for your behaviour, which might influence the police or Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to be more lenient. 
  • We will provide you with expert support and reassurance during a stressful and uncertain time. 
  • We can communicate with law enforcement and the CPS on your behalf, ensuring all interactions are handled professionally and effectively.
  • We will endeavour to prevent formal charges from being filed, meaning you will not require a court trial. 
  • We can advocate for alternatives to prosecution, such as cautions or diversion schemes, which may be more appropriate in certain cases.

What our clients have to say

Holborn Adams’ Lawyers are continually engaged in a range of cases on behalf of our clients, with a proven track record of dropped charges and court dates. 

Our pre charge services

At Holborn Adams, we offer pre charge services tailored to your specific needs.

Simply select the most appropriate option below or contact us to learn more.

United Kingdom

Legal services for clients in the UK – We are pioneers in UK pre charge representation.

Over the past 11 years, Holborn Adams has worked in more than 42 countries and earned a reputation for stopping criminal investigations dead in their tracks.

  • 100% record of defending rape allegations successfully defended on pre charge.
  • We helped to pioneer pre charge and proactive criminal defence.
  • Legal 500 Leading Firm.
  • Over two decades of pre charge experience.
  • UK offices nationwide and internationally.

 

International

Legal services for global clients – Expert pre charge services around the world. 

Within the last ten years, Holborn Adams has been instructed in over 42 countries to stop criminal investigations ‘dead.’

  • We go where you need us. 
  • We’ve defended clients on MOST WANTED and Interpol lists.
  • We helped to pioneer pre charge and proactive criminal defence.
  • International offices in both the UK and Dubai.
  • International consultant lawyers in every major continent to be ‘boots on the ground’ immediately after arrest.

 

High net worth

Legal services for high value, high profile clients. – Protecting your reputation though pre charge mitigation. 

Within the last ten years, Holborn Adams has been instructed in over 42 countries to stop criminal investigations ‘dead.’

  • We have a 100% record of successfully defending rape allegations via pre charge.
  • We assisted / advised the world media during the Alec Baldwin “death on set” case. 
  • We’ve represented some of world’s leading influencers in international litigation.
  • We’ve worked with rappers and artists worldwide, providing assistance during international criminal investigations, assault allegations, and more. 
  • We frequently advise and assist law firms worldwide, serving as international counsel.

In crisis? Choose Holborn Adams for pre charge representation

The following video testimonial is from a real Holborn Adams Pre charge client.

Pre Charge Frequently Asked Questions

What is pre-charge representation?
Pre-charge representation involves legal assistance provided to individuals who are under investigation but have not yet been formally charged with a criminal offense. It aims to protect the rights of the suspect and influence the outcome of the investigation.

Why is pre charge representation important?
Pre-charge representation is crucial because early legal intervention can:

  • Prevent unnecessary charges from being filed.
  • Influence the decision-making process of law enforcement.
  • Ensure the suspect’s rights are protected from the outset.
  • Provide the suspect with legal guidance during the investigation.

When should I seek pre-charge representation?
You should seek pre-charge representation as soon as you become aware that you are under investigation. This could be after receiving a notice from law enforcement or being contacted by the police.

How can a solicitor help during the pre-charge stage?
A solicitor can assist by:

  • Advising you on your rights and how to handle police inquiries.
  • Representing you during police interviews.
  • Engaging with law enforcement to present evidence and arguments that may prevent charges.
  • Negotiating with the prosecution to avoid formal charges.

Is pre-charge representation only for serious crimes?
No, pre-charge representation can be beneficial for investigations of any criminal offense, whether minor or serious. Early legal advice is valuable regardless of the nature of the alleged crime.

What happens during a police interview?
During a police interview, law enforcement officers will ask questions about the alleged offense. Having a solicitor present ensures that your rights are protected and that you do not inadvertently say something that could be used against you later.

Can a solicitor prevent charges from being filed?
While a solicitor cannot guarantee that charges will not be filed, they can present evidence, challenge the prosecution’s case, and negotiate on your behalf, which can significantly influence the decision-making process.

How long can the pre-charge investigation last?
The duration of a pre-charge investigation varies depending on the complexity of the case and the evidence involved. Some investigations may conclude quickly, while others can take several months.

How much does pre-charge representation cost?
The cost of pre-charge representation varies depending on the solicitor’s fees, the complexity of the case, and the duration of the investigation. We offer an agreed fee that is fixed to give you certainty and reassurance.

 

Recent case studies

Supporting and guiding individuals, both in the UK and beyond, to secure results.

R v N

Outcome: No further action

Following the submission of pre-charge representations to the police after the client was accused of perverting the course of justice, the client was granted a no further action. This no further action was appealed, and the client was then investigated for an accusation of perjury. After repeated liaison and pressure upon the officer in case on evidential grounds, the client was granted a further no further action.


R v M

Outcome: No further action

The client was accused of torture and battery abroad. The client and the alleged victim were citizens of the United Kingdom. While criminal proceedings against our client took place abroad, we drafted a crisis management bundle for the client consisting of a chronological statement, full binders of complex evidential material and an index referring to the same, which outlined the client’s innocence to pre-empt the matter proceeding to the United Kingdom. After liaison with the client and his international lawyers, the criminal case abroad halted and the client’s interests in the United Kingdom were protected against the unproven accusations.


R v B

Outcome: Significantly reduced sentence

The client was charged with a motoring offence involving alcohol and speeding. After a close inspection of the case, we advanced mitigation alongside Counsel in reference to strong medical and psychiatric evidence. This secured the client a favourable sentence in which the aggravating elements of the offence were set aside, with the client subject to a fine and a driving disqualification.


R v K

Outcome: Removal of Caution and Settlement

We provided advanced written representations challenging the process by which a client was awarded a simple caution by West Mercia Police. We identified that the officers in the case had bartered with the client in his police interview while he was experiencing suicidality and a severe depressive episode. The officers informed the client they would provide him with his personal and work devices back if the client accepted a caution. We successfully argued that the client was cautioned for an offence he did not commit, prompting the removal of his caution by the relevant Police and Crime Commissioner. We then entered into pre-litigation negotiations with West Mercia Police, securing a pecuniary settlement the client.


R v ZH

Outcome: Client released

Following representation at the police station, the client was accused of perverting the course of justice. The evidence relied upon by the police was rightfully identified as circumstantial. Client was later released under investigation.


R v A

Outcome: Acquitted

Client accused of murdering his former girlfriend. We formed a Defence team that secured the acquittal of the client with specialist Counsel.


R v L

Outcome: Acquitted of rape

Client attempted murder and accused of raping his wife following the incident. We formed part of Defence team alongside Counsel.


N v HMP

Outcome: Successfully brought action against prison staff

We formed part of legal team who successfully brought action against a British prison on behalf of client following injury and discrimination they faced. The client was an elderly Jewish prisoner who was discriminated against for wearing his kippa in canteen areas, who was denied Kosher meals, regularly facing anti-Semitic abuse from prison staff and was denied medical attention after his diverticulosis worsened, which partially immobilised him.


AH v SSHD

Outcome: Claim Settled

Claim settled with the Government Legal Department for the unlawful detention of a client who, if deported to their country of origin, would have had an extreme risk to their life as a transgender individual. The client had gained a recognised status in the United Kingdom, making the extent of their detention unlawful and their (potential) removal impossible.


HMRC v LM

Outcome: Ongoing

Retained to defend a client with allegations of VAT and income tax fraud. We have prepared written submissions to the CPS to the effect that criminal charges would not be in the public interest.


S v HO & Others

Outcome: Ongoing

Holborn Adams is retained by two clients in a vast cross-border human trafficking and a multi-million pound fraud investigation by both UK and Polish authorities. Our Senior Partner, Adam Rasul travelled to Poland to liaise with the clients’ Polish lawyers as part of a coordinated legal response. Written representations have been submitted to the CPS that the investigation failed to follow proper procedures and that the case should be reviewed at the highest level.


United States v EL

Outcome: Ongoing

Holborn Adams is retained to assist and advise on an international drug trafficking investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Our Senior Partner, Adam Rasul, travelled to Washington DC and Virginia to represent the interests of a British Citizen implicated in a large-scale drug trafficking conspiracy. Adam is working jointly with United States Attorneys in preparation of the client’s case.


KH

Outcome: Ongoing

Retained to make enquiries into the police handling and conduct of an historic incident.


Q v I

Outcome: Ongoing

Instructed in relation to an appeal against sentence and Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 confiscation order in relation to conspiracy to supply Class A and Class B drugs to the value of £5,000,000.


W v LA

Outcome: Ongoing

Retained to advise on an appeal against conviction for murder (‘Joint enterprise’) where we did not act at trial. This involves detailed review of ‘what went wrong’ in the trial and investigating evidence and legal errors that may be used to overturn the conviction


S v KE

Outcome: On going

Represented a client in a wave of Operations by Greater Manchester Police of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. This case involved consideration of a voluminous amount of telephone evidence and a large investigation across the North West.


R v NP

Outcome: No further action

Acted for a client cleared of attempted murder in the course of a ‘drive-by shooting’ in Birmingham following a successful submission of no case to answer.


S v KA

Outcome: Ongoing

Acted for a Czech national facing multiple rape charges and false imprisonment. A case that involved Czech translators and hundreds of hours of defence preparation.


U v I

Outcome: Not guilty

Assisted in the preparation and defence on a 14 handed corruption and perjury case, surrounding the notorious prosecution of the ‘Cardiff 3’ for the murder of Lynette White. This was the largest ever case of police corruption in legal history. The £30,000,000 prosecution ended in the collapse of the case and not guilty verdicts.


I v BI

Outcome: Claim settled

Represented a client charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. This case was a multi-million pound international drug trafficking and confiscation case. Investigated by the SOCA and involved international jurisdictions and surveillance.


Y v E

Outcome:

Acted for the main defendant charged with Conspiracy to Murder. This involved extensive defence preparation of cell site analysis extending over 20,000 pages of evidence at the initial stages of the case.


S v RH

Outcome: On going

Acted for the main defendant in a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, possession of firearms and human trafficking. Extensive surveillance evidence and hundreds of hours of audio product from probes placed in vehicles.


B v ND

Outcome: On going

Instructed to act for the main defendant in a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. Prosecution and investigation brought by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). Extensive preparation and review of hundreds of hours of covert surveillance and detailed disclosure applications to the Court.


T v DE & Others

Outcome:

Represented a client charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and firearms offences.


UAE v JU

Outcome:

Instructed to draft an advice on UK law in respect of the use of cannabis for the United Arab Emirates Courts. The advice was translated into Arabic and was presented to the UAE courts on behalf of an overseas client.


N v PX

Outcome:

Represented the lead defendant on the largest commercial cannabis cultivation and supply conspiracy in UK History. Stock value estimated at £20,000,000 by the prosecution authorities.


HMRC v KD

Outcome: No further action

Represented a client (pre-charge) facing alleged offences, including fraudulent evasion of VAT contrary to the VAT Act 1994, investigated by the HMRC Criminal Team. We obtained medical evidence and other defence evidence as part of a pre-charge representations package.


R v LC

Outcome:

Acted for a client facing multi-million pound money laundering allegations. This prosecution arose from a previous case (‘Operation Shoot’) into this case known as ‘Operation Echogramme’. The case involved analysis of evidence from conveyance material stemming over tens of thousands of pages.


R v GY & UH

Outcome: No further action

Successfully defended clients charged with conspiracy to defraud to the value of £25,000.000. This case involved over 10 months of full-time preparation to test the allegations presented by HMRC.


S v EB

Outcome: Acquitted

Successfully defended a client charged with multi-million pound money laundering. This case involved criminal proceeds that had allegedly been transferred from Latvian bank accounts into UK-based companies. Due to the level of the client’s business activity, all aspects of his lifestyle were financially interrogated.


R v ND

Outcome: Acquitted

Acted for a Chartered Accountant charged with false accounting. After intense defence preparation with the assistance of expert forensic accountants, the client was acquitted after trial. The defence successfully exposed that the Inland Revenue staff were dishonestly taking bribes to process claims.


A v D

Outcome: Significantly reduced sentence

Represented a husband and wife investigated for mortgage fraud. Forensic defence preparation led to lesser charges being brought against by both clients and a non-custodial sentence.


U v V

Outcome:

Acted for the main defendant in a prosecution investigated by Trading Standards. The client was charged with 400 separate offences which involved thousands of pages of evidence on behalf of Nike, Adidas, Hugo Boss and other high-profile clothing brands.


S v L

Outcome: On going

Acted for a client charged with Copyright Fraud – prosecution by F.A.C.T (Federation Against Copyright Theft). The preparation for this matter involved taking instructions on over 4.2 million pages of evidence with a large defence team. One of the largest private prosecutions ever undertaken.


S v BD

Outcome: SFO Concluded Investigation

Acted for a Director investigated for fraud related offences involving a Professional Football Club. A case brought by the Football Association (FA) from events dating back to March 2001. The SFO took over the investigation, leading to 19 charges including false accounting, furnishing false information and theft.


W v YU

Outcome: Prosecuted by NHS Counter Fraud Team

Acted for a Senior Dentist charged with false accounting. The proceedings attracted wide media attention and was prosecuted by the NHS Counter Fraud Team.


Q v J

Outcome: On going

Acted for a Company Director facing serious money laundering allegations in relation to alleged criminal property. A multi-handed conspiracy at an alleged value of £4.2 million.


A v LD

Outcome: Significantly reduced sentence

14 handed corruption and fraud case involving Trafford City Council in Manchester. One of the largest ever investigations into alleged fraud by Senior Council employees. Client received a suspended sentence and walked free after an investigation that lasted 8 years.


E v YG

Outcome: No further action

Successfully defended a businessman against a European Arrest Warrant (EAW). The client was alleged to be a significant figure in a money laundering conspiracy in the Netherlands. The case outlined procedural errors in the EAW and continuous defence preparation revealed significant flaws in the investigation.


K v MJ

Outcome: Outcome

(‘Operation Euripus trial 5’) – represented a former Times Rich List client accused of money laundering from the proceeds of multi-million VAT fraud. The case involved prosecution and defence enquiries in Spain, Gibraltar, Dubai, Hong Kong, China and the Caribbean.


R v ZY

Outcome: No further action

Senior Partner, Adam Rasul successfully defended the largest VAT fraud recorded in UK history (£330,000,000). After extensive case preparation and a six-year investigation, the client was discharged from criminal proceedings and the matter was discontinued.


R v TC

Outcome: No further action

Successfully represented a Doctor pre-charge in relation to an allegation of domestic violence. Representations made on behalf of the client resulted in no further action being taken and no General Medical Council intervention.


R v DN

Outcome: No further action

Represented a client investigated for an alleged serious assault. After extensive pre-charge preparation, which entailed collating witness evidence and early representations, no further action was taken.


D v JS

Outcome: No further action

Successfully represented client on allegations of racial and threatening behaviour. Following pre-charge representations to the Reviewing Lawyer at the CPS and collating witness evidence, we persuaded the CPS that there was insufficient evidence to make a formal charge and no further action was taken.


S v EX

Outcome: No further action

Successfully represented client on allegations of racial and threatening behaviour. Following pre-charge representations to the Reviewing Lawyer at the CPS and collating witness evidence, we persuaded the CPS that there was insufficient evidence to make a formal charge and no further action was taken.


R v L

Outcome: No further action

Instructed to represent individual arrested in relation to coercive and controlling behaviour. Submitted pre-charge representations and due to the comprehensive nature of the representation, no further action was taken by the Crown Prosecution Service.


R v K

Outcome: Significantly reduced sentence

Represented professional individual in relation to a third drink driving offence and driving whilst disqualified. Holborn Adams successfully mitigated on the clients behalf, resulting in a stand alone suspended sentence order.


R v O

Outcome: No further action

Instructed to represent a client in relation to an allegation of rape. Holborn Adams put forward pre-charge representations which resulted in no further action being taken by the Crown Prosecution Service.


R v B

Outcome: Early release from prison

Successful representation at Parole Hearing, securing clients early release from custody.


Q v IL

Outcome: No further action

Successfully represented a high-net-worth client on allegations of racism and threats to kill. Following our early intervention, which included gathering key defence material, the client avoided police arrest and we persuaded the police and CPS not to make formal criminal charges. The client was able to retain his right to travel to the United States and Canada without restriction.


DWP v LB

Outcome: No further action

Holborn Adams successfully defended a serious pension fraud investigation. The DWP/CPS accepted Holborn Adams’ pre-charge representations. The client avoided criminal prosecution and further investigation.


DWP v CR

Outcome: No further action

Represented a vulnerable adult in a DWP criminal fraud investigation. Following negotiations and pre-charge representations, we persuaded the DWP to discontinue the criminal investigation and not to press formal charges against the client.


N v ON

Outcome: No further action

Successfully represented a Senior Doctor pre-charge in respect of an alleged multi-million pound fraud against the NHS. After intense defence preparation and preparation of a full bundle of defence evidence, no further action was taken against the client. The client faced a joint regulatory and police prosecution, and both investigations were discontinued.


HMRC v TC

Outcome: No further action

A substantial and lengthy investigation into a multi-million pound VAT fraud case was discontinued against Holborn Adams’ client. Following years of investigation, the CPS and HMRC accepted Holborn Adams’ detailed pre-charge representations and discontinued their investigation. As a result, the client no longer faced criminal prosecution or Confiscation proceedings.


HMRC v B and C

Outcome: Significantly reduce charges

An investigation that commenced in 2011 was brought to a successful conclusion by the Holborn Adams’ Serious Fraud Team. Extensive pre-charge representations at interview and powerful client statements resulted in an extensive list of charges being ‘dropped’ against our client by HMRC investigators. These included conspiracy to cheat the public revenue, conspiracy to undertake fraudulent activity, and making and supplying articles for use in fraud and money laundering. The value of the alleged crimes was estimated at £5,000,000.


D v MET

Outcome: Ongoing

Retained to bring a Civil claim agianst the Metropolitan Police for various failings on their behalf, including malicious prosection and unlawful racial discrimination.


T v E

Outcome: Property returned to our Client

Holborn Adams successfully worked on behalf of the client to secure the return of property considered as chatells under British Law.


Anonymous

Outcome: Ongoing

Holborn Adams are instructed on a retained basis to manage all legal affairs and PR related issues for a high-profile former premier league footballer.


Anonymous

Outcome: Ongoing

Retained to negotiate sporting contracts in relation to sponsorship deals and team contracts. Also involved in the management of all legal affairs and PR related issues


Anonymous

Outcome: No further action

Retained to deal with an ongoing criminal investigation by the Serious Fraud Office, lasting over two years.


R v L

Outcome: Caution

Client arrested for Criminal Damage. Following successful submissions to the Crown Prosecution
Service and police, after a charging decision had been made, we persuaded them to allow our client
to be re-interviewed which resulted in a caution being administered and the case before the
Magistrates Court was discontinued.


R v B

Outcome: No further action.

Client arrested for a serious allegation of Perverting the Course of Justice. Following extensive Pre-
charge Representations and instruction of medical experts by Holborn Adams, the Crown
Prosecution Service made the decision to take no further action.


R v G

Outcome: Significantly reduced sentence.

We were instructed to represent a defendant charged with possession of indecent images of
children and following successful mitigation we secured a non custodial sentence, when the offences
had crossed the custody threshold and argued that the imposition of a Sexual harm Prevention
Order is not necessary or proportionate in this case whereby it may have been the case that such an
order was imposed.


R v CH

Outcome: Significantly reduced sentence.

Defendant charged with a possession of indecent images of children, including the highest category
A images. Successfully mitigated before the crown court that a suspended sentence should be
imposed and not an immediate custodial sentence.


R v P

Outcome: No further action.

We were instructed to represent a defendant regarding allegations of Controlling and Coercive
Behaviour, Assault and an allegation of Rape. We successfully halted this at the police investigation
stage without the need for it to be reviewed by the Crown Prosecution Service.


R v S

Outcome: No Further Action.

Police investigation surrounding an assault on a young child. Police investigation and LADO
investigation concluded and investigations stopped.


R v I

Outcome: No further action.

Investigated for an offence of assault which was successfully halted at the investigation stage
without the need for written representations to be submitted.


R v N

Outcome: Acquitted after trial.

Client charged and prosecuted for an allegation of domestic abuse. Following a trial in the
Magistrates Court whereby our client was represented by Senior counsel, we successfully secured an
acquittal and they remain a person of good character.


R v F

Outcome: Significantly reduced sentence.

Defendant prosecuted for Criminal Damage; Graffiti caused to buildings, including religious buildings
and following successful mitigation at court Holborn Adams managed to secure a none custodial
sentence.


R v B

Outcome: No further Action.

Youth arrested for possession of indecent images of children. Pre-Charge Representations were
submitted and due to their comprehensive nature and instruction of medical experts, no further
action was taken although the evidential threshold being passed.


R v K

Outcome: No further Action.

We were instructed to represent our client at the police station following his arrest for a serious
allegation of Malicious Communications. This was halted at the investigation stage due to the
representations made by our police station representative at the police station.


R v B

Outcome: No further Action.

Holborn Adams were instructed to represent client in relation to an allegation of assault by
penetration on a child. The police sought further time to complete their investigation resulting in
them making an application to extend bail. This application was opposed by HA. Arguments were put
forward to the court thus finding in favour of HA. Following this, pre-charge representations were
submitted which resulted in no further action being taken.


R v S

Outcome: Discontinued.

Client was arrested and charged for failing to comply with DIP testing. He instructed Holborn Adams
post charge to represent him when he appeared before the Magistrates’ Court. HA made disclosure
requests and threatened an abuse of process argument. Disclosure requests were not fulfilled and
the matter was discontinued.


R v S

Outcome: No further Action.

Client was arrested after an allegation that he placed his mobile phone in record mode underneath a
cubicle in a family changing room. Following a defence bundle being complied, pre-charge
representations were submitted which resulted in no further action has been taken in this matter.


R V J

Outcome: Acquitted

Client was arrested for assaulting a police officer. Whilst on bail and awaiting trial before the Crown
Court, client was arrested again for another offence of the same nature. After a four day trial, the Jury
retired to consider their verdict. They were unable to reach a unanimous decision which resulted in a
majority direction being given by the Judge. Shortly after, the Jury returned a verdict of not guilty.


R v G

Outcome: Acquitted x2

Client is an international student who was charged with rape after allegations being made by two
sperate complainants. The case proceeded to a two week trial. Following trial, the jury returned a
verdict in relation to one of the allegations and were undecided in relation to the other thus resulting
in a hung jury. The Prosecution took the decision to commence with a retrial in relation to the
undecided matter. On day two of the retrial there was a lengthy abuse of process argument advanced
by Holborn Adams, which resulted in the case being discontinued.


R v W

Outcome: No further Action.

Client was arrested for a historical sexual assault on his step daughter. Following pre-charge
representations, no further action was taken.


R v CG

Outcome: Acquitted

We were instructed, along with the leading female KC in the country, Sallie Bennett-Jenkins KC, to represent a young client before the Crown Court for trial, in relation to very serious sexual offences. The defence advanced was that of reasonable belief as to the age of the victims at the material time; in that they were 16 years or older. There was a further allegation of Count on the Indictment of Rape, the issue in relation to this Count was one of consent. After a 2 week trial, during which we were able to argue the inadmissibility of certain evidence, the jury rightly acquitted our client of the 12 Counts on the Indictment. Had the jury returned guilty verdicts, it would have resulted in a custodial sentence of many years. As a result of the preparation and hard work undertaken, our client has now resumed work in a heavily regulated profession in the City.


R v G

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

ex girlfriend alleged he had controlled her, and assaulted her whilst she was underage.


R v N

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

client sent monies to young individuals, prosecutors said for sexual
gain. Complainant’s mothers knew of the monetary gain they were making and did nothing about it.


R v S

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

In a relationship with tenant who made various allegations against him when he asked her and her daughter to move out.


R v T

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

Private school teacher who had allegedly made 40+ calls to a victim of her former partner’s. Prosecutors say it was to persuade her against giving evidence on court that
day.


R v Y

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

Former friend alleged that he roughed her up before forcing her to have sex with him. The defence retrieved medical evidence and pointed towards his lack of strength at the time due to stage 3 Cancer.


R v K

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

Alleged by younger brother that she sexually assaulted and groomed him many years ago.


R v U

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

caused his former partner a cut on her arm requiring 20+stitches - she said he dragged her across concrete, smashed her head on the ground multiple times, stomped on her head and the threw her into the shower to clean the blood off before driving her to the hospital.


R v N

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

Historical rape allegation


R v F

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS


R v X

Outcome: JURY RETURNED VERDICT OF NOT GUILTY


R v U

Outcome: JURY RETURNED VERDICT OF NOT GUILTY


R v X

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

Allegation of rape historic sexual assault


R v N

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

Allegation of harassment


R v T

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

Allegation of sexual communication with a child


R v W

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

Allegation of sexual assault on a child


R v T

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

Allegation of rape


R v Q

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

Allegation of historical rape


R v U

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

Allegation of criminal damage


R v S

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

Exposing oneself to cause distress or harm to other


R v H

Outcome: CROWN DISCONTINUED THE CASE AFTER A CAUTION WAS ADMINISTERED.

allegation of criminal damage and assault on 14 year old son


R v L

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

threats to kill and inflicting injury causing Grievous Bodily Harm


R v I

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

Allegations of Rape common assault, coercive and controlling behaviour and harassment


R v R

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

Allegations included :
Attempted Rape, attempted to have sex without consent, Common Assault, Controlling and coercive behaviour.


R v E

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

allegation of sexual assault on a child


R v D

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

Grooming


R v C

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

assault


R v H

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

Sexual activity with a child


R v Q

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

Voyeurism


R v S

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

Allegation of historical rape


R v Y

Outcome: NO FURTHER AFTER PRE CHARGE REPRESENTATIONS

Indecent images of children


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