3PB barrister Nicholas Cotter in first criminal trial since pandemic
14th July 2020
Crime barrister Nicholas CotterNicholas CotterCall: 1999 of 3PB appeared as junior counsel for the defence in the first criminal trial in the UK to successfully return to the courts since the Covid-19 pandemic began in March 2020.
The fifty-eight day trial at the Old Bailey involved six young defendants who faced an allegation of murder with the stabbing of a male on the Edgware Road in West London. The case helped provide a working example on the procedures and approaches required to safely start and finish a large criminal jury trial.
The jury returned a verdict of not guilty against Nicholas Cotter's client.