Toggle menu
Show all news


17 year old boy pleads guilty to Newcastle Solicitor murder – Richard Wright QC prosecutes…


We are delighted to welcome Robyn Nichol to our Criminal Clerking Team #PSQB #clerk


Over £9,000 raised for Kidney Care UK in memory of Sukbhir Bassra @kidneycareuk

Gillian Batts

Gill Batts Secures Unanimous Acquittal of Defendant Richard Mortimer

Gill Batts secures the unanimous acquittal of defendant Richard Mortimer who was charged with offences of attempted rape, assault by penetration and threats to kill. This was a stranger sex attack allegedly committed against a vulnerable female in her own home. The defence was consent. Due to the serious nature of the case the police investigation was conducted by HMET.

Ms Batts is an experienced criminal practitioner and is regularly instructed to defend in serious and challenging cases. Her practice encompasses the full range of offences, including homicide, serious non-fatal violence and drug-related offences; however, her particular specialisms are sexual offences and fraud. She is recommended for crime in The Legal 500 (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016).

Contact Gill’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Harrison Browne on 0113 213 5217