Consultant surgeon wins appeal against gross negligence manslaughter conviction

Wednesday 23 November 2016

The Court of Appeal has quashed the conviction of David Sellu, a consultant surgeon, who had been convicted in 2013 in relation to his care of a patient he was treating. After a two-day hearing, the Court of Appeal quashed the conviction with no retrial ordered.

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The case has been subject to extensive media coverage, including by the BBC.

Mr Sellu was represented by Mark Ellison QC and David Emanuel, instructed by Matt Foot of Birnbergs.

David Emanuel is a member of Garden Court’s Crime Team.  He is recognised as one of the leading criminal appeal lawyers with an extensive practice advising and representing convicted prisoners on the merits of out of time appeals against conviction and sentence.


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