Acquittal following firearms trial

Written 20th July 2021 by Matthew Corn

An Olliers client was last week found not guilty of all charges after a three week trial at Leicester Crown Court.

The client was charged with very serious offences of conspiring to transfer firearms and ammunition from Manchester to Leicester. The jury also acquitted him of a third charge under s49 of RIPA relating to the PIN numbers for his phones.

His case was dealt with by solicitor Matt Corn.  Matt’s case preparation with the client involved in particular, detailed analysis of telephone evidence relied on by the prosecution. Matt instructed Damian Nolan of Exchange Chambers as Counsel for the trial. This was a very significant outcome for the defendant who faced a long custodial sentence if convicted and testimony to the extensive work conducted by both Matt and Damian.

Matt Corn – Serious Crime specialist solicitor

Matt’s background is as a Serious Crime Specialist and he is a supervisor for VHCC cases for both fraud and non fraud. His litigator caseload invariably involves cases prosecuted following National Crime Agency (NCA) investigations as well as HM Revenue and Customs and also the Counter Terrorism unit. He also deals with a number of complex proceeds of crime confiscation matters and has appeared in high profile cases involving fraud, drugs importation conspiracies, murder and terrorism. As well as being a member of the Law Society, he remains a (non practising) member of the Bar of England and Wales. Click here to read more.

Matthew Corn

Matthew Corn

Head of Serious Crime


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