No Jail despite Broken Jaw

Nigel Power QC represented Mr S, a successful company director, who pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He found his girlfriend and his personal trainer in a romantic encounter, and lost his temper, punching the victim so as to cause two displaced fractures.

Despite the seriousness of the injuries, Nigel organised a bundle of mitigating material which avoided even the need to do community service; his client was delighted when the Judge at Chester Crown Court order just that he pay compensation and costs.