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Edmund Vickers successfully defends in landmark FGM trial at Southwark

7. Feb 2015

Edmund Vickers, of Red Lion Chambers, successfully appeared for the defence in the first ever prosecution of FGM offences in the UK. The case involved allegations against an NHS doctor and another of causing FGM to a Somalian woman after childbirth and raised novel and complex medico-legal issues. After a three week trial, in which five medical experts gave evidence, the  defendants were acquitted in less than 20 minutes by the jury. The case attracted widespread national media coverage. See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-31138218.
Ed Vickers is a leading junior with over 20 years experience in serious criminal cases: . For further details, please contact the Mark Bennett on 020 7520 6000 or clerks@18rlc.co.uk.
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