R v John Francis Gaven (14 May 2012 – 5 July 2012)

In this matter, Greg Walsh appeared as trial counsel for John Francis Gaven – a member of the Vincentian Order – in respect of his trial at the District Court Sydney. The trial was conducted by his Honour Judge Cogswell SC and involved two (2) Complainants. The pre-trial applications extended over two weeks and involved issues involving sexual assault communications privilege, tendency and coincidence evidence and complaint evidence.

The Accused faced eleven (11) counts and the jury could not agree as to a verdict on any count. The jury was ultimately discharged by the Trial Judge.