Michael Polak, a member of Church Court Chambers, secured a unanimous acquittal for his defendant after a 4-day trial at Birmingham Crown Court.  After an argument about a stolen computer Mr Polak’s client was alleged to have attacked a couple using a knuckleduster causing a cut to the bone on one of the complainants’ faces and serious injury to the other.  After cross-examining both complainants and making a closing speech focussing on self-defence Michael’s client was unanimously acquitted. Michael’s client who was facing a sentence of around 9 years imprisonment was very pleased with the result as was his mother.

Michael Polak was instructed by Mr Babir Adris of BH Mohammed Solicitors.