Child sexual exploitation

Holly acted as a junior in a 4-week fact-finding trial in the High Court involving serious allegations of drug use and dealing, prostitution, rape, and child sexual exploitation. The case involved a number of Eastern European families.

The case involved Holly in dealing with:

  • receipt of large volumes of Police evidence
  • applications for Public Interest Immunity and leave to appeal
  • the consideration of whether a child should give evidence,
  • a client who spoke little English and had little understanding of the English criminal and family law systems.

Holly and her lead counsel were successful in limiting the findings made against their client. They were also successful in applying to re-open some of the findings, which will be heard during a further 3-week trial.