London – Charles Long and Sarah Forshaw QC won yet another case involving false allegations of sexual misconduct. Our success rate in dealing with such cases is unrivalled and almost 100% for privately funded cases. The charges of rape and indecent assault arose at a drunken office party and involved senior executives and should never have been prosecuted. Legal aid lawyers are generally not equipped to deal with these cases. A defendant’s costs order was made. Since October such orders are no longer available. Now a successful defendant can no longer recover his reasonable costs following recent changes in legislation.