Professional Client Acquitted at Southampton Crown Court


We were instructed by our professional client who had been charged with offences contrary to the Malicious Communications Act. Our client was acquitted following a jury trial at Southampton Crown Court. Ruxandra Murariu-Boatca was instructed to represent our client throughout the proceedings.

The events which led to these allegations arose during family proceedings following the breakdown of his marriage, where he and his ex-wife were in dispute over contact arrangements for their children .

We were able to demonstrate through our analysis of the evidence that any communication sent by our client did not amount to a malicious communication.

Our client is happy to put this difficult period behind him and to be able to concentrate once more on his career and the care of  his children.

The Jury reached its verdict after only 35 minutes and our client was unanimously acquitted. Counsel Justin Gau of Pump Court Chambers, who secured the success at trial, was instructed in this matter.

The case before Southampton Crown Court demonstrates, although London-based, the firm continues to operate throughout England & Wales thus demonstrating its national reach.

For further details of the work Shearman Bowen undertakes in this area and on behalf of our professional clients please contact Mark Bowen or Ruxandra Murariu-Boatca for more information.