Some of our cases

 

This is a small sample of cases, indicating the type of work we have done over the years.



2018

R -v- S - Client charged with attempted murder and conspiracy to supply drugs. The case involved county lines drug dealing and an alleged gang attack in relation to a war on territory. Client acquitted on the charge of attempted murder. (Reported in Press).

R -v- H - Multihanded conspiracy to supply large amounts of class A drugs across county lines

R -v- B - Successful defence of defendant accused of placing an improvised explosive device on the vehicle of a rival.

R -v- M - Client was acquitted of rape following lengthy trial. The case involved exploration of intricate details and raised issues of disclosure.



2017

R -v- J.C. - Multihanded conspiracy to supply large amounts of class A drugs. Successful abuse of process leading to a stay of proceedings following prosecution and Police irregularities.

R -v- C - Multihanded conspiracy to supply over  a million pounds worth of class A drugs


2016

R -v- C - Multihanded conspiracy to commit kidnap, blackmail, arson and witness intimidation. Only defendant to be acquitted of all charges.

R -v- S - Multihanded case involving the transfer of firearms between organised crime groups.

R -v- M - Client was charged with murder. Bail was secured early in proceedings (Reported in Press).

R -v- A.A. - Multihanded conspiracy to groom and sexually abuse a vulnerable child with considerable learning difficulties. After extensive preparation of a large amount of prosecution evidence, the Crown were persuaded to offer no evidence.


2015

R -v- T - Client charged with gross negligence manslaughter of a child at local hospital ward. The case involved considerable technical detail and expert evidence. Only defendant to be acquitted. (Reported in Press).

R -v- S - Client charged with arson with intent to endanger life and burglary. The case involved an allegation of starting a fire near the gas supply as part of a domestic disagreement. After considerable preparation and representation the Crown offered no evidence in relation to the arson due to issues regarding contamination of the prosecution evidence. 

R -v- B - Successfully defended client charged with arson with intent to endanger life. The case required detailed analysis of fire reports relating to the source and cause of the fire.

 

2014
R -v- F – Client charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, as part of an organised gang, who targeted G4S security vans. The evidence involved extensive cell site analysis (Reported in Press).
R -v- W – Client charged with death by dangerous driving, drive whilst disqualified, no licence, no insurance and driving whilst over the prescribed legal limit (Reported in Press).

 

2013
R -v- C – The client was one of four charged with the murder of an inmate, whilst in prison. He was acquitted following trial (Reported in press).
R -v- M – The client was alleged to have breached director’s obligations involving several of millions of pounds.
R -v- M – This was an allegation of sexual grooming of a 14 year old girl. It was one of the prosecutions mounted as a result of ‘Stinson Hunter’. The Crown offered no evidence (Reported in press).
R -v- M – The defendant was one of seven arrested and subsequently charged with conspiracy to defraud. It was an allegation of an organised group who targeted cash points in the Midlands area in order to obtain bank cards and pin numbers. (Reported in press).
R -v- F – Represented husband and wife who were arrested over the shooting of burglars who entered their isolated farm house. Neither were subsequently charged in connection with the shooting (Reported in press).

 

2012
R -v- P – The client was charged with conspiracy to defraud. This was an allegation involving an extensive mortgage fraud over a prolonged period.
R -v- H – The client was tried for an allegation of the murder of a former policeman.
R -v- S – An allegation of murder; following an incident of road rage.
R -v- M – The client was alleged to have been involved in an aggravated burglary at knife point. The prosecution alleged that the client had been targeting drug dealers. He was acquitted after trial.


2011
R -v- G – The client was tried for murder. He was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter following trial.
R -v- W – The client was alleged to rape his victim at gunpoint. The sentence was subsequently appealed by the Attorney general (Reported)
R -v- P – Multi-handed £3.5 million Mortgage fraud with complex Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings
R -v- G – An allegation of sexual grooming by a member of staff
R -v- G – This involved an allegation of Breach of Sexual Offences Prevention Order. The client had complex mental health issues which surfaced during this case.

 

2010
R -v- F – Large scale VAT fraud, where it was alleged that the client was part of an organised group making Vodka on an industrial scale.
R -v- J – The Crown alleged in this case that the client was involved in a string of robberies.
R -v- S – Allegation of kidnapping and blackmail.
R -v- V – The client was charged with offences arising out of a domestic context, including grievous bodily harm, arson and witness intimidation.
R -v- B – An allegation of Aggravated burglary where injuries amounted to grievous bodily harm on the victim.
R -v- G – The client was charged and tried for attempted murder. She was acquitted in relation to the attempted murder charge but convicted of a robbery.
R -v- D – An allegation of murder on his wife, who he married whilst in prison.

 

2009
R -v- B – Allegation of Conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, Possession of Firearms with ammunition and silencers. Our client was acquitted while co-defendants were convicted.
R -v- C – Conspiracy to kidnap, blackmail and false imprisonment. The jury in this case were unable to reach a verdict.
R -v- W – Judicial Review of decision of Crown Court judge following appeal against conviction to the Crown Court- reported
R -v- T – Allegation of a savage sexual assault on two women. The client received a sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) in due course.