Fiona Clancy secures acquittal in racially aggravated assault trial

June 1, 2017

Fiona Clancy from Exchange Chambers has secured an acquittal for her client in relation to a racially aggravated assault after a three day trial at Manchester Crown Court.

The Defendant was a vulnerable individual who had suffered a brain injury and was accused of assaulting a member of security staff and racially abusing them.

An Intermediary was used during the trial to assist the Defendant’s ability to communicate and understand matters during the trial process.

Fiona Clancy was called to the Bar in 2013. She has a well-established criminal practice and is regularly instructed to defend in the Crown Court in a wide range of cases.

Fiona prosecutes in the Crown Court and is a CPS Level 2 Prosecutor. She is adept at working patiently and sensitively with youths and vulnerable individuals. She has particular experience in dealing with defendants who suffer from mental health concerns and provides compassionate representation to those who require their voice to be heard. Having been a member of the General Medical Council legal team, Fiona is proficient in cases involving complex medical evidence and multiple expert witnesses, such as cases involving non-accidental injuries.

She is a key member of the criminal team at Exchange Chambers.