Specialists in Serious Fraud and Complex Criminal Defence
MPR solicitors secure rape acquittal of Queens College Cambridge University undergraduate
Our client was accused of raping a fellow Cambridge University student in her halls of residence following a drunken night out in November 2014. He was found not guilty by a jury at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday following a two week trial. The issue in the case was one of consent and also involved witnesses giving evidence by video link from overseas.
The high-profile case has featured heavily in the media both in the UK and in India.
Our client’s family released a Press statement through MPR solicitors following the not guilty verdict:
"Prithvi Sridhar and his family are grateful today for the Jury’s verdict clearing his name of these false allegations. Prithvi would like to thank the jury for their careful consideration of the evidence and fair deliberation in this trial; his family and friends who have supported him throughout these difficult times; Queens College who have supported him throughout the proceedings and his defence team from MPR Solicitors and Joe Stone QC.
Since he was first interviewed on the 16th January 2015 when these allegations were first put to him his life has been devastated. He has had to take a gap year from Queens College where he had achieved a first in his first two years and put his life on hold in order to prepare for his trial.
Prithvi looks forward now to moving on with his life and completing his degree and studies at Queens College."
The defence team at MPR solicitors was headed by Abdullah Al-Yunusi who is a senior barrister and partner at the firm and leading counsel instructed was Joe Stone QC of Doughty Street Chambers.
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MPR solicitors are a boutique specialist criminal defence firm in Serious and Complex Crime. We are regularly instructed by clients wanting a totally bespoke service to match their individual needs and budgets. We often deal with media sensitive cases and are experienced in releasing statements to the press on behalf of clients. We offer a highly discreet and sensitive service to our clients and permission is sought to reveal their identity if the case warrants it depending on the circumstances of each individual case.