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Mary Prior QC secures acquittal of a 14 year old defendant with autism who was charged with attempted murder

21st August 2017

Mary Prior QC secured her first acquittal in her first trial as Leading Counsel in a sensitive case involving a 14 year old defendant with autism who was indicted with attempted murder having allegedly stabbed a man 9 times resulting in life threatening injuries. The case turned on the evidence of a vulnerable witness with complex difficulties.

Mary Prior was instructed by Mara Silva-Romefort of Bray & Bray Solicitors who said “I wish to take the opportunity to thank Mary Prior QC for her tireless work on this case.  This was a case that involved various levels of professionalism, whether it was dealing with demanding solicitors, a vulnerable defendant or their family.  Mary Prior QC excelled in dealing with everyones expectations whilst remaining professional throughout.  Congratulations and thank you Mary Prior QC.” 

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