Successful Acquittal in the Old Bailey

R v Ellis Davis & Ors: Central Criminal Court, 5 week trial successfully concluded on 22nd September 2015.
Stephen Ellis – Davis represented by Head of Chambers, Stuart Stevens, was one of five men charged with Conspiracy to Kidnap, Conspiracy to Falsely Imprison, Conspiracy to Blackmail, two counts of Possession of an Offensive Weapon and Carrying a Firearm.
It came to light that the alleged victim was a substantial fraudster who stole people’s identities and lived a lavish lifestyle on the proceeds. This lifestyle included embarking on luxury holidays to Las Vegas along with the ownership of various Super Cars and designer clothes.
The defence obtained evidence of the defendant’s substantial criminal activities from his ‘fraud phone’, which Mr Stevens extensively questioned him over.
Following a lengthy five week trial, all five defendants were acquitted by the Jury on all counts.