During her career, Coral Fitzgerald has undertaken a considerable number of notable cases, both as Litigator and Advocate. 

 

We include herewith just a few of them, concentrating predominantly on Crown Court Matters.

 

For reasons of confidentiality, each case is referred to by a letter and only a little detail is used. 

 

 

 

 

R v D -  Dangerous Dogs Act case.  Coral Fitzgerald as Counsel. Crown Court trial does not proceed following a Defence submission about the Interpretation of the Act.  No evidence offered by the Crown.

 

 R v P - Successful appeal against sentence to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) in relation to a matter of possession with intent to supply.  Sentence substantially reduced. Coral Fitzgerald as Counsel.

 

R v B - successful appeal against conviction - 6 years out of time!  (Unusual circumstances but an excellent result given the timescale)

 

R v Y - Junior Avocate on a cracked mortgage fraud matter, where the Prosecution accepted a plea on a very limited basis, following representations arising from the unused material that others in the process were also culpable.  Non-custodial outcome achieved, despite this being te client's second conviction for mortgage fraud.

 

R v T GBH Case Dismissed at Half Time following a submission of no case to answer (unusually heard in the Magistrates Court)

 

R v I - Successful submission that the Prosecution could not renege on an agreement that a bind over was a suitable disposal.

 

R v Z - Acquittal on a case of Arson With Intent - particularly notable, since on the face of it, the Prosecution evidence was overwhelming.

 

R v G - Acquittal on an offensive weapon case with very unusual facts.  Particularly remarkable given the nature of the offensive weapon was 

 

 R v K - Matter discontinued following representations to the Crown on a matter of Assault Occassioning Actual Bodily Harm.

 

R v B - successful appeal against conviction - 6 years out of time!  (Unusual circumstances but an excellent result given the timescale)

 

R v L - Case discontinued on a Vulnerable Groups Act matter

 

R v X - Suspended sentence achieved on a matter of PWITS

 

R v Z - Acquittal in relation to various racially aggravated offences

 

R v F - Acquittal in relation to a matter of witness intimidation

 

R v J - Acquittal on a drugs related murder case

 

R v C - Acquittal on serious sexual charges involving a youth defendant 

 

R v G - Acquittal in a very complicated fraud case involving Charity Law issues.  Most of the case had been withdrawn by the Prosecution by the first day of the trail, by virtue of what amounted to forensic accountancy work undertaken personally by Coral Fitzgerald

 

R v J - Acquittal in relation to sexual offences against two step-daughter victims

 

R v P - Joined to Proceeds of Crime Act Proceedings as a third party.  Certain assets completely removed from schedule of available assets following service of statements.  Large sum of money also removed from the Defendant's list of unexplained credits.

 

R v T GBH Case Dismissed at Half Time following a submission of no case to answer (unusually heard in the Magistrates Court)

 

R v D Assault - Case Dismissed at Half Time following a submission of no case to answer.  Third acquittal for the same client!

 

R v W Complicated Harassment on behalf of a very vulnerable case dealt with by way of a non conviction Restraining Order.

 

R v O - Prosecution offer no evidence on a Handling Stolen Goods case.

 

R v R - Acquittal on an alleged breach of a restraining order (third breach)

 

R v C - Successfully argued dimished responsibility on murder case, reducing murder to manslaughter.

 

R v A -  Successful abuse of process argument in relation to missing CCTV evidence.  Stay in proceedings.

 

R v W - Successful half time submission on an assault case, where the Police had failed to conduct Identification Procedures.

 

R v A - Acquittal on a dangerous driving matter, contrary to evidence of four Crown witnesses

 

R v X -   Confiscation case in which the benefit figure was successfully negotiated from £1.3million to circa. £25,000

 

R v D -  Dangerous Dogs Act case.  Crown Court trial does not proceed following a Defence submission about the Interpretation of the Act.  No evidence offered by the Crown.

 

R v P - Successful appeal against sentence to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) in relation to a matter of possession with intent to supply.  Sentence substantially reduced.

 

R v Y - Junior Avocate on a cracked mortgage fraud matter, where the Prosecution accepted a plea on a very limited basis, following representations arising from the unused material that others in the process were culpable.

 

R v I - Successful submission as Counsel that the Prosecution could not renege on an agreement that a bind over was a suitable disposal.

 

 R v Z - Acquittal on a case of Arson With Intent - particularly notable, since on the face of it, the Prosecution evidence was overwhelming.

 

R v G - Acquittal on an offensive weapon case.

 

R v K - Matter discontinued following representations to the Crown on a matter of Assault Occassioning Actual Bodily Harm.

 

R v B - successful appeal against conviction - 6 years out of time!  (Unusual circumstances but an unusual result given the timescale)

 

R v L - Case discontinued on a Vulnerable Groups Act matter

 

 R v X - Suspended sentence achieved on a matter of PWITS

 

R v Z - Acquittal in relation to various racially aggravated offences

 

R v F - Acquittal in relation to a matter of witness intimidation

 

 R v K - Acquittal in relation to a matter of burglary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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