G v National Compliance & Enforcement Service (2020, High Court of Justice – Cardiff) – acted for the Appellant in an appeal by way of case stated. The appeal focused upon the application of s.133 of the Powers of Criminal Courts Act 2000 and the Appellant’s repayment of a compensation order.
M v Transport for London (2019, High Court of Justice – RCJ, London) – acted for the Appellant in a widely reported appeal by way of case stated. The appeal focused upon the statutory construction of s.165 of the Equality Act 2010 and whether an ‘additional charge’ had been made by the Appellant.
R v O & Atr (2021, Inner London Crown Court) – acceptable guilty pleas entered to outraging public decency and suspended sentence order imposed. This followed a successful application to dismiss two counts of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child.
R v P (2021, Kingston Crown Court) – instructed at a late stage following a change of legal representation. Crown had previously served DNA evidence in relation to the Defendant. Examination of Body Worn Video by Andrew raised the possibility of contamination of DNA evidence. An application to vacate the existing trial date was then successfully made to instruct a DNA expert. The Crown ultimately offered no evidence based on the findings of the expert report and the potential for secondary transference.
R v W (2021, Woolwich Crown Court) – following successful submissions in mitigation, suspended sentence order imposed for burglary, notwithstanding that both co-defendants received 27 and 21 months immediate custody.
R v C (2019, Harrow Crown Court) – following successful submissions in mitigation, suspended sentence order made in relation to four counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (heroin x2 and crack cocaine x2) from two different dates, as well as possession of a samurai sword and stun gun.
R v H (2019, Blackfriars Crown Court) – represented the defendant in this Newton hearing. It was resolved in Defendant’s favour. The prosecution alleged that £3,500 cash had been stolen by the Defendant. Following the successful Newton hearing, the Judge found the actual amount taken was closer to £350.
R v B (2018, Wood Green Crown Court) – represented the Defendant who was unanimously acquitted of racially aggravated assault. Defendant did not give evidence; all points on his behalf were made via cross-examination and account given in the Defendant’s police interview.
R v F & Otrs (2017, Birmingham Crown Court) – POCA confiscation hearing. Negotiated realisable amount £93,000 lower than that originally sought by prosecution.
R v D (2021, Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court) – driving licence retained while endorsed with a total of 27 points following a successful exceptional hardship application. Guilty pleas had been entered to six counts of speeding with nine points already on the driver’s licence.
R v H (2017, Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court) – secured acquittal for assault with intent to resist arrest. Under cross examination, police officer/complainant accepted there was no assault shown on Body Worn Video despite recording for duration of incident.
R v B (2017, Stratford Magistrates’ Court) – secured acquittal for assault by beating. Complainant’s motive and ill feeling towards client (not supporting Home Office Visa application) brought out in cross examination.
R v D (2017, Willesden Magistrates’ Court) – all charges dismissed against client (assault by beating; criminal damage). Prosecution made application to adjourn, which was successfully opposed. Prosecution then made application to rely upon hearsay evidence under s.116(2)(e), CJA 2003, which was also successfully opposed.
R v A (2017, Havering Magistrates’ Court) – secured acquittal of client charged with assault by beating. Client’s sister and mother gave evidence for the prosecution.