Andrew Petterson secures acquittal in historic sexual assault trial

November 26, 2020

Andrew Petterson from Exchange Chambers has secured the acquittal of his client on seven counts of historic sexual assault, dating back to the 1980s.

The Defendant had been convicted and sentenced last December, but the defence team comprising Andrew Petterson and instructing solicitors John Howard and Liam Hassan at M and A solicitors in York, successfully overturned his convictions at the Court of Appeal.  Following a new trial, he has now been cleared of all charges.

Andrew Petterson, who is ranked as a leading individual by the Legal 500, has developed a practice specialising in serious crime.  He is regularly instructed in cases alleging serious violence, sexual offences, drug trafficking and fraud.