Charles Falk defends man accused of assaulting government lawyer at House of Commons Bar

14 November 2018

Charles Falk commenced the defence case at Southwark Crown Court this week on behalf of an engineering contractor employed by the House of Commons. The defendant, Ronald Freeman, has been accused of assaulting Peter Brooksbank, a lawyer who works as deputy counsel to the joint committee on statutory instruments (a group of MPs and peers that scrutinises secondary domestic legislation).

The incident occurred at the House of Commons Sports and Social Bar in December last year, following an alleged altercation which resulted in Mr Brooksbank requiring between 12-20 stitches to his head. The trial is scheduled to last five days; more news will follow as the case progresses. For more information see press links below:

  1. BBC
  2. Daily Mail
  3. Metro
  4. The Sun
  5. The National News