Keith Rennison Secures Acquittal in Allegation of Wilful Neglect

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Keith Rennison from our Burnley office and Mr Tim Storrie of Lincoln House Chambers, Manchester have recently secured an acquittal in the case of R v I.

The case involved a prosecution for ill-treatment or neglect under s 44 Mental Capacity Act 2005. In simple terms, the case involved an allegation that the Defendant had care of a person who lacked capacity and subsequently they were guilty of ill-treatment or wilful neglect.

Mr Rennison explained, “this was a complicated case. The investigation stage took approximately two years and had serious implications for the Defendant’s career. In certain circumstances an application to dismiss can be made prior to a trial commencing. We were able to persuade the Court that taking the Crown’s case at it’s highest, there was insufficient evidence to put before a jury.”

Mr Rennison can be contacted on 01282 433241  or