Suspended sentence for student who grievous bodily harm (wounding)

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Jim acted for LW who received a suspended sentence (after a period of deferred sentence) for a single count of section 20 wounding at Oxford Crown Court. The defendant’s case attracted considerable notoriety with many sections of the media calling for a more severe sentence and criticising the sentence as being too lenient, the defendant had been a medical student studying at Oxford University at the time of the offence and the case attracted extensive international and national media coverage.