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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).

To find out more about Fiona or our specialism in Disciplinary and Regulatory work, please contact Graham Woods or Chris Rowe on +44 (0)20 7353 6381 for a confidential discussion.

News, Disciplinary & Regulatory 7 Apr, 2021

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