News & Insights

seats in a court room

Successful application to dismiss made by Chloe Birch

20/07/2021

Following legal argument at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Chloe Birch was successful in an application to dismiss a case of possession of an offensive weapon. The item in question was a crowbar.  

Chloe’s client had made a number of comments to Essex Police which officers believed showed an intention to seek retribution for, and recovery of, stolen goods from a dwelling burglary on his premises. Some of these messages made reference to a crowbar and a gun. Shortly after being seen by police with a crowbar in hand, Chloe’s client was arrested at the scene of the threatened action. After careful consideration of body-worn footage from the scene, as well as the correspondence with officers, Chloe was able to argue the lack of any evidence which demonstrated a specific intention to cause injury to another person.

The case being formally dismissed means Chloe’s client maintains their good character and no longer has to await a jury trial in 2022.  Chloe was instructed by Montserrat Casadell from ITN Solicitors.

Following legal argument at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Chloe Birch was successful in an application to dismiss a case of possession of an offensive weapon. The item in question was a crowbar.  

Chloe’s client had made a number of comments to Essex Police which officers believed showed an intention to seek retribution for, and recovery of, stolen goods from a dwelling burglary on his premises. Some of these messages made reference to a crowbar and a gun. Shortly after being seen by police with a crowbar in hand, Chloe’s client was arrested at the scene of the threatened action. After careful consideration of body-worn footage from the scene, as well as the correspondence with officers, Chloe was able to argue the lack of any evidence which demonstrated a specific intention to cause injury to another person.

The case being formally dismissed means Chloe’s client maintains their good character and no longer has to await a jury trial in 2022.  Chloe was instructed by Montserrat Casadell from ITN Solicitors.

BLOG

Authors

Related Practice Areas

Popular Insights

Ben Hargreaves explores the inherent challenges in the admissibility of sexual history in sex cases. Section 41 of the Youth…

Articles
20/04/2020

Tom Edwards looks at the impact of the shift from Joint Enterprise to Common Purpose in the five years since…

Articles
19/08/2021

An analysis of the law on fitness to plead and stand trial in the magistrates’ courts: Silas Lee reviews the…

Articles
06/06/2021

Silas Lee, pupil barrister, reviews the statutory regime on witness anonymity. Anonymous witness orders are most commonly sought by the…

Articles
11/01/2021

Portfolio Builder

Select the practice areas that you would like to download or add to the portfolio

Download    Add to portfolio   
Portfolio
Title Type CV Email

Remove All

Download


Click here to share this shortlist.
(It will expire after 30 days.)