Chief Crown Prosecutor’s Commendation for outstanding work

Michael Auty QC and Andrew Vout were awarded Chief Crown Prosecutor’s Commendation for outstanding work in Operation Maltese.

Michael Auty QC and Head of Chambers Andrew Vout were delighted to receive the Chief Crown Prosecutor’s Commendation for excellence in advocacy and exceptional witness care in the case of Operation Maltese.

The case centred on the prosecution of Anthony Davis for Murder. He had killed his young partner with whom he had three children, and then sought to evade responsibility by exploiting her tendency to self-harm. Davis suggested that a combination of that together with an accidental fall downstairs were responsible for her horrific injuries.  

Speaking on receipt of the commendation, Andrew Vout commented: “It’s an honour to be recognised in such a way. This recognition truly reflects the hard work and dedication of all those who worked on the case to be able to bring justice to the family of the deceased. We are in turn grateful for the dedication of the CPS Lawyers, Caseworkers, and Police Officers who we worked alongside on the case.”