Julian Norman successfully resists deportation order

26 July 2019

Julian Norman, instructed by Sterling Law Associates, successfully represented an adult Portuguese national facing deportation for a crime committed as a minor. The offence was a very serious sexual assault, but the Appellant had been exposed to pornography at the time it was committed, when he was only twelve years old age himself. Showing pornography to minors is itself an offence, and this had shaped his attitude towards girls and consent. Holding that the offence committed as a minor, although serious, would not be repeated, the judge allowed the appeal on the basis that there was no threat to the public from the Appellant.