Representing prominent foreign client accused in the UK of rape
The client is part of a wealthy, prominent family from a European country. He has been accused, while in the UK, of kidnapping, raping and blackmailing his former girlfriend, also from a wealthy and prominent family in the same country. We ensured that our client was released under investigation so that he could return to his home country whilst the investigation was ongoing. The case has been referred to the CPS and a charging decision is awaited. We are advising the client on process, disclosure, reasonable lines of enquiry and penalties and we will represent the client at trial should he be charged. We have also advised on publicity and confidentiality in the event of post-charge media coverage.