R v F and others – Nov 2010 to date
Junior Counsel for the defence in case with 9 defendants. Gang-related murder allegation involving alleged confession to witness with bipolar disorder.
R v Fyle – – July 2010
Junior counsel for the defence. Murder of a trans-gender prostitute by a client.
R v Elcock, Lyazi and another – June 2010
Junior Counsel for the defence of Boy C. The murder of Ekram Haque outside Tooting Mosque by so-called “Happy Slappers”.
R v Lucas – June 2009
Junior Counsel for the defence. Allegation of one punch murder. Pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
R v Morrison & Morrison – June 2008
Junior Counsel for the defence. Murder case with issues relating to cause of death and jury tampering.
R v Bruce & others – 2007/2008
Junior Counsel for the defence. Gang-related murder against background of drug dealing.
Drug Trafficking including Confiscation Proceedings
R v Faponnle & others, June 2010 – leading junior for the defence in multiple conspiracy to supply Class A drugs/money laundering. Drugs charges dropped following application to dismiss.
R v Tucker (2009) Defence junior in Class A drug supply conspiracy involving covert recording.
R v Kustar, Khan, Chana & Rob (Operation Frant)(2009) – junior prosecution counsel led by Jeremy Carter-Manning QC. Largest ever Metropolitan Police seizure of heroin.
Operation Slive (2008) – junior prosecution counsel SOCA’s first participating informant case including additional evidence from a known “supergrass”. Large scale heroin importation.
R v Richardson & Others (Operation Ribot) (2006 – 2009) CPS Special Casework Prosecution. Multi-handed armed robbery & money laundering.
R v Gregory & Others (Operation Puntley) (2008) CPS HQ prosecution. Large scale cocaine supply & associated money laundering.
Serious Sexual Offences
Cases including; R v Hila & Others (2006) – defence counsel first on the indictment gang rape and robbery of prostitutes in brothels in Hertfordshire by Albanian gang. R v Savin (2009) – husband and wife rape – issues involving S.41 YJCE Act. R v Faisal Malik (2005), junior prosecution counsel in multiple rape indictment which attracted local and national publicity (including Crime Watch) as the defendant was a mini-cab driver who raped female passengers. Written commendation from police received after trial.
Child Abduction and Abuse
R v D & D (2010) defence junior in allegation of child abduction by a parent and grandparent. Complex legal issues involving duress of circumstances.
R v K and L (2004) Mr K and his wife were divorced and she had custody of their five year old daughter. Mr K abducted the child on a contact visit with the help of his friend Mr L who drove them to the airport. He took the child to Pakistan. He was traced by the police and made threats to the life of the child. He was persuaded to return to the United Kingdom following a promise that he would not be prosecuted contained in a High Court Order. The promise was revoked by the High Court Judge when Mr K’s plane was in the air as it was deemed that there was an overriding public interest in saving the life of the child. Case involved complex abuse of process arguments.
R v C E, St Albans Crown Court (2006), defence counsel for a father accused of indecently assaulting his son between the ages of 7 and 11. Issues included the role of “Fathers for Justice” campaign group, third party disclosure of 10 years of County Court hearings
R v A C, Guildford Crown Court (2005) defence counsel in the case of a football coach accused of indecently assaulting 8 of his players – cross-examination of 13 child witnesses