R v J [2019]

Eleanor Laws QC successfully defended a father accused of serious regular sexual abuse of his own daughter who was committed to a mental health care unit for 9 months and made repeated allegations to mental health professionals during this time and thereafter to a foster carer. The case involved obtaining, reviewing and utilising substantial Family Court Proceedings. In addition, the case involved expert evidence on memory and mental health issues. The defendant was acquitted.

Counsel was instructed by Sarah Grace of Hutton’s Solicitors.