Case Study

Aggravated assault


The legal landscape is often riddled with complexities, where the fine line between guilt and innocence can be blurred by the nuances of evidence. In such challenging scenarios, the expertise of seasoned legal professionals becomes indispensable. Our team, with our legacy of defending clients with precision and a keen eye for detail, recently took on a case that underscored the importance of meticulously evaluating every shred of evidence before drawing conclusions.

Note: While the essence of these legal battles remains accurate, specific details have been sufficiently altered to maintain anonymity.


Our client found himself at the epicentre of this storm, facing a serious charge of aggravated assault due to an alleged involvement in a stabbing. As the initial shockwaves faded, the legal proceedings began, revealing a case built on layers of evidence, including video footage, testimonies, and forensic reports. However, despite the gravity of the situation and the weight of the evidence, there were substantial gaps and uncertainties that needed to be addressed, especially concerning the definitive identification of our client as the assailant.


The core issue was determining the sufficiency of the Crown's evidence. While the presented evidence painted a picture of the incident, it remained uncertain whether it definitively identified our client as the perpetrator of the stabbing.

With a reputation for thoroughness, our team delved deep into every piece of evidence. We meticulously reviewed the assault video, parsed through witness statements, and evaluated the forensic evidence. Our rigorous examination led us to believe that the Crown would be unable to prove our client's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Our assessment of the evidence proved to be spot-on. When presented in court, the circumstantial nature of the Crown's case became evident, and they could not meet the requisite burden of proof. Upholding our commitment to justice and our client's rights, the client was rightfully acquitted.


KLG Barristers & Solicitors operates as a dynamic legal consortium, fostering an environment wherein attorneys and paralegals collaborate in an associative framework as opposed to a conventional partnership.

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