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Simon Csoka QC and Patrick Cassidy Secures the Acquittal of Senior Prison Officer in Manslaughter by Gross Negligence Trial

by Kenworthy's Chambers 02/08/2019

Patrick Cassidy, instructed by Clifford Johnston Solicitors and led by Simon Csoka QC, secured the acquittal of a Senior Prison Officer accused of Manslaughter and Failing to Take Reasonable Care for the Health & Safety of Others, following a four-week trial at Central Criminal Court before Mrs Justice Sullivan.

The senior prison officer, along with two prison guards at HMP Downview were charged following the suicide of an inmate, who were under their care at her time of death. The Standard reports further here.