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Nigel Edwards KC secures acquittal in complex criminal case.

After a trial lasting more than three weeks, and the jury out less than a day, Nigel Edwards KC leading Ranjit Lallie of Equity Chambers, Birmingham instructed by Shubdeep Murria partner at Newton Law Practice, Birmingham saw their client acquitted of 5 counts of rape, one count of serious assault and the possession of a knife.

A very complex case, one dating back to 2016-2018, involving the close analysis and presentation of thousands of text messages, WhatsApp messages, and social media posts. Nigel Edwards KC having to navigate very sensitive and difficult personal issues on both sides and one which required a robust approach but also very careful, understanding and gentle handling.

The defendant was convicted of that which he had broadly accepted early on, namely harassment and a technical kidnap, but acquitted of all that he denied.

The solicitor said afterwards “We made a very good solid team in my view. I don’t think many barristers would have achieved the result you guys have achieved, the approach and tactics were spot on. Thank you.”

Nigel Edwards KC is a leading barrister in serious crime and regulatory matters. Nigel can be instructed nationally and internationally by calling his clerk on 01482 014658 or emailing

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