R. v. S.
Mr. S was in an on-again off-again relationship with a woman for approximately three years. The woman accused Mr. S of assaulting her, threatening her and breaking her property on numerous occasions over a one-week period.
It was clear to Ms. Bristow that there were issues of jealousy and anger on the part of the complainant as a result of Mr. S being with another woman. Through Ms. Bristow’s cross-examination of the complainant, it became obvious that there were significant differences between what she told the police and her testimony. Due to Ms. Bristow’s effective cross-examination, the defence decided not to have Mr. S. testify. As such, the complainant, Mr. S’s girlfriend, was the only witness at trial.
While the complainant testified that she had simply exaggerated the events, in submissions, Ms. Bristow pointed out that they were not exaggerations, rather they were bold faced lies. The judge found the the complainant's explanation for why her version of events changed was troubling.
As a result of Ms. Bristow's advocacy, Mr. S was acquitted of all seven charges before the court.
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