Sonn Macmillan Walker secured an acquittal after a jury trial for their client who faced an allegation of voyeurism.
Our client was accused by his former flatmate of using a hidden home security camera to film him secretly in various stages of undress in the living area of their home address. The device, which is now common in many homes, is activated by movement and allows the user to view live feed and save video footage via an app.
Our client vehemently denied the allegation having purchased the device for security purposes over a year before the alleged incident due to concerns at a previous address.
After a 5 day trial the jury acquitted our client of voyeurism. Our client, a high net worth individual, faced inclusion on the sex offenders registered and would have suffered enormous damage to his reputation, losing his job and sponsorship if convicted. Our client was quick to thank us for all the hard work and preparation in his case;
‘Hey Chris, thanks again for everything… what a ride it has been these 2 years! Feeling alive again today with a new zest for life’
Chris Stevens was the solicitor in the case and he instructed Diana Ellis QC at 25 Bedford Row.