Defendant charged with 2 offences of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence contrary to section 16a of the Firearms Act 1968. Acquitted at Portsmouth Crown Court following hugely significant work by Charlie Long and Maria Monan.
Defendant charged with 4 offences of possession of firearms and ammunition without a firearm certificate, contrary to the Firearms Act 1968. The defendant who was represented by Maria Monan successfully obtained a 12 months suspended sentence after robust mitigation provided to the court managing to avoid the minimum 5 year custodial term.
Edward Hayes LLP successfully defended a businessman who was accused of being in possession of a substantial number of extreme pornographic images, Maria Monan was able to persuade police to finalise the matter by way of a caution thus avoiding unwanted publicity.
Defendant charged with 5 charges of historic abuse was acquitted at Swansea Crown Court following a lengthy trial. The defendant was represented by Maria Monan.
Edward Hayes LLP specialist Family team led by the Family Law Team and William Bache successfully represented a father in the High Court of Justice, Family Division, Manchester Civil Justice Centre, whose children had been returned to his care following allegations of non-accidental injury/baby-shaking. We proved that a head injury was consistent with a low-level fall as explained by the father. The children were all returned to the family’s care as a 10 day fact finding hearing collapsed. The police investigation was abandoned and the family reunited.