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Court of Appeal Success

Court of Appeal Success

General News - Sep 16, 2020

The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands has allowed the appeal against conviction for indecent assault by a man who had been sentenced to 3 years and 3 months for an allegedly indecent assault involving touching of a woman's breasts.

The strength of the written grounds (drafted with the assistance of Mr Philip Rule of No. 5 Chambers) was such that the prosecutor (Mr Walcolm), in the best traditions of the ministration of justice, conceded the appeal and recognised the unsafety of the conviction. The Hon. Sir Richard Field JA delivered the judgment of the Court on 4 September 2020 (Dodge v R, Appeal No. 11 of 2019).

This appeal was an example of how a group of analysts and independent professionals can be pulled together to create a formidable team to better serve the client.