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Judge persuaded to stay proceedings

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Lee Sergent of the Garden Court Crime Team was instructed by Aideen McMahon of GT Stewart Solicitors.

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Lee represented a young man accused of Class A drug supply offences listed for trial at Maidstone Crown Court. The Prosecution had made the decision to proceed to trial despite the Competent Authority reaching a conclusive grounds decision that the accused was a victim of modern slavery. 

Lee successfully argued that the judge ought to stay proceedings on the ground that the Prosecution's decision to proceed was an abuse of process.

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