Zoe Johnson QC appears for CPS in first ever application to discharge anonymity order after conclusion of proceedings

Zoe Johnson QC appeared on behalf of the Respondents, the Crown Prosecution Service, in the first ever application to discharge an anonymity order after the conclusion of proceedings.

The application to discharge, made under section 92 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, related to an eye witness who gave evidence in the case of R v Ellis and Others, 2006 Cr App R 32, otherwise known as the Birmingham New Year’s Day shootings, in which two women were caught in the cross fire between two feuding gangs.

Sir John Goldring, the original trial judge, refused the application.

This matter was covered by the BBC

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