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John Riley

John Riley

John Riley is a barrister at 23 Essex Street Chambers. Called in 1983 and having been in the CPS from 1986-91, John has long experience of prosecuting and defending a wide range of criminal cases and is regularly instructed in some of the most sensitive criminal cases. He specialises in serious sexual cases, vulnerable witness and abusive relationship cases.

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Making s 28 more flexible and effective

With vulnerable complainants and witnesses ensnared in the Crown Court backlog, potentially for years, Laura Hoyano and John Riley put forward proposals to reduce the attrition rate while enabling justice to be done when cases finally get to trial

01 June 2021
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Prosecution strategies in AR cases (2)

A two-part series from Laura Hoyano and John Riley modelling investigation and prosecution strategies in cases of abusive relationship offending: part two of this worked case example looks at the issues arising at trial

02 September 2020

Prosecution strategies in AR cases (1)

A two-part series from Laura Hoyano and John Riley modelling investigation and prosecution strategies in cases of abusive relationship offending. Part one of this worked case example shows the typical challenges, tactics to surmount them, and the need for innovative thinking

28 July 2020
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