R v AB

March 29, 2022

Mark Connor secured the acquittal of the defendant who was charged with the rape of a teenager. The issue in the trial was consent and the defendant’s reasonable belief in consent. The case involved an allegation that Mark’s client’s co-defendant (JC) had caused the young woman to engage in the sexual activity without her consent. JC was convicted. Mark advised the instruction of a psychologist whose evidence was deployed at trial and directed towards the issue of his client’s reasonable belief in consent. The defendant suffered with learning difficulties and therefore Mark advised on the instruction of an intermediary and made a successful application to have the intermediary assist the defendant and the court during his evidence.

Mark was instructed by Jim Edwards from The Oakes Partnership.