Felicia Davy and Paul Jackson secure acquittals in non-recent rape case

September 25, 2023

Felicia Davy and Paul Jackson have obtained unanimous acquittals for two defendants charged with non-recent rape after a 10-day trial at Southwark Crown Court.

The allegation centred around Billy Brannigan (the former Managing Director of the Cobden Club) and Chris Agathocleous, during 1996/7.

The Cobden Club opened in Notting Hill, in 1996. Members included author Will Self and Mariella Frostrup, while the late Amy Winehouse sang there early in her career. The Cobden was founded by Billy Brannigan and was once popular with stars including Kate Moss and Jade Jagger. It closed in 2010.

Felicia Davy has significant experience prosecuting and defending the most serious and sensitive sexual cases. These include complex, multi-complainant cases often alleging non-recent sexual abuse and those involving very young or vulnerable witnesses. Read more: [Felicia Davy Profile]
She was instructed by Judy Kelman of Lawrence & Co.

Paul Jackson has vast experience defending clients charged with the most serious of sexual offences. Those cases have involved successfully cross-examining complainants with a huge range of vulnerabilities. Many of the cases concern historic allegations up to 40 years old. Read more: [Paul Jackson Profile]. He was instructed by Sunita Mehta at ABV Solicitors.

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[The Times]
[Daily Mail]
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