Kate Hare, instructed by Natasha Patel of Lloyds PR Solicitors, represented a defendant facing trial at Isleworth Crown Court for putting someone in fear of violence contrary to section 4 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. The bulk of the prosecution evidence had been obtained from mobile telephones belonging to the parties involved in the case. The defence case was that this represented a misleading snapshot of the interactions between the parties. Following defence representations on failings in the way the mobile telephones had been investigated and identifying further reasonable lines of enquiry, the prosecution conducted additional enquiries and reviewed its case against Kate’s client, ultimately offering no evidence, resulting in a not guilty verdict being recorded.
Kate was instructed from the outset of this case, advising the defendant at every stage of proceedings, including successfully securing his release from custody on bail at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.