Simon Macfarlane, Solicitor-Advocate, and Jo Hooper, Solicitor, both from our Bristol branch, represented a couple last week, the first charged with assault and the second with using threatening behaviour with intent to cause fear of violence (s.4 Public Order). The defendants faced allegations from the same complainant all from the same alleged incident.

The case against Jo’s client was dismissed following a successful half-time submission of no case to answer. Simon did not make such an application, and following the defence case Simon’s client was found not guilty.