Offshore lawyer found not guilty in assault case

| 29/11/2012

MLewis Nov 28 2012 (223x300).jpg(CNS): A senior partner at one of Cayman’s largest offshore legal firms was acquitted by the summary court on Wednesday of an assault charge.  Mark Lewis (53) was arrested and charged with the crime more than one year ago but the details of the incident have remained under wraps after the court imposed a gag order on the entire proceedings including the trial itself. In the wake of the not guilty verdict by Magistrate Valdis Foldats on the one count of ABH his lawyers stated that he had been “entirely vindicated” and he would continue in his role as a partner of Walkers Global as he did throughout the proceedings. 

Lewis would thanked his partners and colleagues at Walkers and the witnesses who made themselves available at trial. He also extended that appreciation to the local community for its overwhelming support and to his legal team, Trevor Burke QC, David McGrath and Ben Tonner of Samson & McGrath.

It has never been made clear why the entire case was held “in camera” but section ten of the criminal procedure code allows for the court to order any case it sees fit to be closed and the public and press barred from the court..

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