Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of The Home & Motor Club Limited
Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of The Home and Motor Club Limited and its managing director charged with 28 counts of fraud and breaching the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. HHJ Fitton QC ruled in favour of an application of no case to answer at the close of the prosecution’s case and directed the jury to acquit. Both Defendants had previously pleaded guilty when represented by different counsel and solicitors, such pleas being set aside after the instruction of Mark and on his application. The basis of that application was a failure to follow the procedure for indication of sentence in R v Goodyear  EWCA 888, inappropriate prosecutorial inducement and flawed advice by non-specialist lawyers.