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Chloe Birch

S18 GBH acquittal for Chloe Birch’s client


In her first trial since returning to work from maternity leave, Chloe Birch has secured acquittals of s18 and s20 GBH, coercive and controlling behaviour and assault by beating.

The complainant had suffered a broken collarbone and a swollen eye which the defence accepted had been caused whilst she was at the home address of the defendant – but disputed had been as a result of any sort of criminal conduct.

Chloe’s client had two previous convictions for section 20 GBH, both of which went before the jury in the course of the trial. The 8 day trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court included detailed cross-examination of the complainant and careful scrutiny of mobile phone material, which only came to light during the course of the trial.

Chloe was instructed by Claire Dissington of GT Stewart.


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