R v HM
Litigator: Jonathan Mellody
The defendant was accused of two counts of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent, two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily in the alternative and dangerous driving. It was alleged that after the police had surrounded and attempted to search the defendant’s vehicle that he drove in a manner to be considered dangerous and that this driving attempted to cause serious harm to two police officers. The defence sought to suggest that the actions of the police were unreasonable in this case which meant the defendant had no choice but to undertake the course of action that he did. Following a lengthy trial at the Central Criminal Court the defence managed to secure an acquittal for the defendant for all counts against him.