R v (G) – February 2017 Manchester Crown Court.

Mr G was charged with a number of offences of both physical and sexual violence against a number of his 15 children.

Mr G was a member of the close Hasidic Jewish community which of itself raised its own unique issues.

Securing witness statements from members of the community in support was challenging due to their natural reserve and reluctance to engage with the secular world.

The trial progressed with the additional complication that a significant number of the Crown’s witnesses were in America and gave evidence over a live link from an American Court house.

Mr G was represented by Louise Straw, Managing Partner.