3PB barrister Nicholas Cotter in first criminal trial since pandemic

Crime barrister Nicholas Cotter 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.

There has been widespread coverage of the case including in the Daily Mirror here and the Sun newspaper here.