Stuart Shears was charged kidnapping, false imprisonment, blackmail, assault and preventing the course of justice but was acquitted after the jury could not agree on verdicts and the prosecution decided not to see a retrial.
On the 29th and 30th June 2016 the Court of Appeal heard a second tranche of "Post-Jogee" murder conviction appeals. Nigel Power QC represented John Hore and led the submissions for those who needed exceptional leave to appeal out of time. Judgment was reserved.
Jason Buckley was charged with conspiracy to cause explosions in Stoke in 2012. A number of people were convicted after trial in 2012, but Mr Buckley was not extradited from Ireland until late 2015. he was acquitted on the 24th June 2016 at the Crown Court at Birmingham.
Nigel Power QC has obtained convictions for murder against both Luke Kendrick and Ryan Bate in a well publicised trial at the Crown Court at Liverpool.
Nigel Power QC, leading Lianne Birkett, was successful in the prosecution for murder of Kandyce Downer, who was special guardian to but killed 18-month-old Keegan Downer.
Nigel Power QC successfully prosecuted Ian Gordon for the murder of Anne Marie Cropper in Southport in September 2015.
In this case the prosecution alleged benefit of £5.6m but the Judge found that it was less than £1m, and the claim for hidden assets was completely defeated.
Wayne Erskine was dramatically acquitted of all charges relating to the death of Vincent Holligan in June 2013.
Nigel Power QC successfully represented Christopher Spendlove at Liverpool Crown Court in a six-week trial in which Mr Spendlove was charged with the murder of off-duty Police Officer Neil Doyle and two section 18 assaults on two other off-duty colleagues of Mr Doyle.
Nigel Power QC successfully prosecuted Michael Haigh for murder after he drove his 4.7 litre Jeep Cherokee at a man he claimed was his best friend.
Judge persuaded that there was not even a need for community service.
Fifteen years' imprisonment reduced to twelve years; Nigel Power QC did not appear in the Crown Court but gained a significant reduction in sentence when he appeared at the Court of Appeal.
Ryan Melia was acquitted of section 18 assault in the face of compelling evidence.
Nigel Power QC made a successful bail application on behalf of Christopher Spendlove, who is charged with others with the murder of off duty police officer PC Neil Doyle in December 2014.
Nigel Power QC has obtained a conviction for manslaughter in the case of Annie Kennedy.
Nigel Power QC represented Chuadry Ali in a contested three-week confiscation hearing in the Crown Court at Kingston-upon-Thames.
Following the submission of comprehensive skeleton arguments, the prosecution were persuaded to give up on the claim of hidden assets in this important case.
Nigel Power QC successfully represented Matthew Edward, described by the prosecution in concurrent proceedings in Scotland, as someone who "was operating at the highest level and is, along with his co-principals, one of the major suppliers in Scotland."
Nigel Power QC saved ER from a prison sentence even though she had overclaimed disability living allowance, housing benefit, income support and council tax benefit in the sum of £60,500.
Nigel Power QC obtains an acquittal for Christopher Curran, who was charged with the murder of Glynnis Solmaz, a 65-year-old pensioner from Caia Park in Wrexham.