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York Crown Court – first post covid trial concludes with acquittal – Andrea Parnham defends.

After a gap of 4 months jury trials have resumed at York Crown Court.

Using social distance measures seven men and five women were sworn in to hear the case of Jason Reynard.

The Recorder of York, Judge Sean Morris (ex member of chambers) told the 12 jurors “You are the first jurors to be trying a case in this historic building under these new procedures”

The trial took place with jurors spread around the court room occupying seats last occupied by jurors over 200 years ago.

Jason Reynard was charged with assault, carrying an offensive weapon and affray. The offences were alleged to have taken place in August 2019.

The trial last 3 days and Reynard was acquitted on all counts.

Andrea Parnham was defence counsel in the case.

For further information please contact one of the Criminal Clerks


Contact Andrea’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Elaine Foster-Morgan on 0113 213 5217

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253