Wed, 08 Jul 2020
Michelle Heeley QC of No5 Barristers’ Chambers represented Kasabian’s front man, Tom Meighan as he appeared at Leicester Magistrates court yesterday to face charges of common assault.
The allegations involved a domestic incident against his partner at a time when Mr Meighan had just left treatment for alcohol addiction.
The Crown described the assault as a sustained attack in a domestic setting. Michelle mitigated and the Judge agreed with submissions put forward that the most appropriate sentence was a Community Order with conditions attached.
The singer’s barrister, Michelle Heeley QC, told the court he “offers his sincere apologies to the people he has let down and he has sought to address his offending behaviour”
The district judge, Nick Watson, told the singer: “I could have sent you to prison” for the incident, which he described as a “sustained attack” that was a “violation of the trust and security that should exist between partners”.
The judge added: “I need to take account of the fact that not only did you hurt Ms Ager, you also let down many people – band members and those who love your music.
Michelle regularly represents high profile individuals, recent notable successes include the defence of Paul Gascoigne on a charge of sexual assault.