Welcome to the Sexual Offences edition of the Crime Team Bulletin
Welcome to the summer edition of our sexual offences bulletin.
In this issue, Ben Newton will be assessing the effect of R v SG  EWCA Crim 617 one of the latest cases to come out of the Court of Appeal on the sometimes contentious issue of the restrictions in cases involving vulnerable witnesses.
Paul Mason and Emma Goodall look at recent developments involving both the very young and the very old; Paul’s article considers how to avoid the prosecution of child clients for the new offence of sexting children while Emma discusses the recent Court of Appeal guidance on sentencing the very very elderly.
Jake Taylor provides a short overview to understand the process of what happens when a Doctor is accused of sexual offences.
The Sexual Offences team at Doughty Street Chambers is growing, meaning we have a number of experts who specialise in these tricky and complex matters. This autumn we will be offering tailored training to solicitors. If you have any issues you would like us to cover that you think would be beneficial to your firm, please email Maurice MacSweeney who will be happy to discuss with you.
I hope you find these articles useful and if you have any questions please do get in touch with me directly.
Ben Newtonassesses the effect of R v SG  EWCA Crim 617 one of the latest cases to come out of the Court of Appeal on the sometimes contentious issue of the restrictions in cases involving vulnerable witnesses.