Ruth Zentler-Munro secures acquittal of ‘whistleblower’ accused with conspiracy to intimidate witnesses.

In circumstances undoubtedly the strangest of the year, RZM represented a lady who had originally been charged with riotous disruption of a church service under section 2 of the Ecclesiastical Church and Courts Act 1870. This overzealous charge arose from the fact that her client was protesting outside a church in which satanic child abuse was alleged to have occurred. The client was later charged with conspiracy to intimidate the witnesses because the witness statements -containing personal information- were posted online. After 6 days of evidence from the Clergy and Church staff, the Judge ruled that there was no case to answer.