Julian Dale recently defended in the case of Regina v Tiffany Carter at the Lewes Crown Court, on five serious charges of historic sexual abuse relating to her time as matron at St Andrews Prep School.

Miss Carter was accused by a former pupil of the school, who alleged (unsuccessfully) that he was enticed into repeated sexual intercourse with her when he was eleven years old in the mid-1980’s. The allegations, which attracted massive national media coverage, demonstrated why these cases are so legally complex and why rigorous disclosure from concurrent civil actions can be essential.

Mr Dale was commended by the Trial Judge for his very thorough and detailed cross-examination of the Complainant; comparing his accounts in 1988 (to his mother), 1995 (to a medical professional), July 2013 (to his Civil Solicitor), March 2014 (to the Police) and May 2016 (his affidavit in the Civil claim against St Andrews School).

The Jury acquitted after 90 minutes.

Read The Telegraph report here.