Kellie Enever, instructed by Jonathan Lynch of Lynch Law, represented a Marine before Bulford Court Martial who had pleaded guilty to an offence of assault before his CO.
The CO imposed a punishment of 14 days detention suspended for 3 months and a reduction in rank.
It transpired that the CO did not have (or apply for) extended powers. As such the 14 days detention suspended for 3 months was unlawful.
Appearing before a Judge Advocate with two Naval Board members, mitigation was advanced. The original punishment was quashed, and the reduction in rank imposed, which would take effect from the original date he appeared before the CO.