Fiona Horlick QC secures acquittal of 11 counts of sexual assault and 1 count of indecent assault
Consultant Physician defended by Fiona Horlick QC was acquitted of all charges following a 4 week trial at Cardiff Crown Court.
Dr Krishna was charged with 11 counts of sexual assault and 1 count of indecent assault between 1996 and 2017 in relation to 7 separate women, 5 of whom were his patients and 2 other women who were his colleagues. Having heard 4 weeks of evidence including expert evidence, Dr Krishna was unanimously acquitted by the jury.
Dr Krishna who has serious health conditions was permitted to attend the trial remotely. Although, following a ruling by Mr Justice Edis, a trial of defendants in prison who attended the trial via video link from prison was allowed in June 2020 due to Covid-19, it is believed that Dr Krishna’s case is a first for a trial of a defendant on bail. It enabled him to remain safely at home and the jury could see him at all times.
Fiona was instructed by Katherine Sheldrick, partner at Hempsons, Manchester.
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Fiona Horlick QC is a leading professional disciplinary and regulatory silk, her practice encompasses, specialist crime – particularly business crime, medical crime, and health and safety criminal proceeding. Fiona has a strong track record in defending medical professionals in the criminal courts as well as the associated tribunals (GMC, GDC).
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