R v OF (and 2-others) at Nottingham CC – Defendant charged with his parents with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice by contravening an order for restraint imposed by the Crown Court. The case involved complicated pre-trial legal argument re. the legality of prosecution summonsing a defence witness to swear an affirmation before the Magistrates’ Court.
R v PP (and 4-others) at Stafford CC – Defence counsel representing a Defendant charged with fraudulent evasion on prohibition of importation of tobacco. Defendant alleged to have owned and operated a sophisticated tobacco cutting and packaging operation. Defendant was acquitted after trial.
R v SG (and 2-others) at the Central Criminal Court – Representing first Defendant charge with attempting to handle stolen goods, namely £100,000 worth of stolen pharmaceuticals.
R v EK at Kingston CC – Defence counsel in a case involving charges of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of ammunition with intent to endanger life.
R v F at Nottingham CC – Defence counsel in a trial involving charges of conspiracy to supply class A, possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and affray.
R v SG at Harrow CC – Defence counsel in a four-handed trial alleging the importation of counterfeit Glaxo-Smithkline asthma inhalers and associated offences under the trademark regulations. Defendant acquitted after trial.
R v DP (and 2-others) at the Central Criminal Court – Representing first Defendant charged with Arson with Intent to Endanger Life. Defendant and co-Defendant were all youths and were alleged to have set fire to a material outside an MOT centre. A very large fire ensued. The case required cross-examination of arson investigators. Defendant acquitted after trial.
R v AB at Bristol CC – Defendant was a young girl of good character and charged with causing death by careless driving. She suffered from a deterioration of her mental health following the accident. She pleaded guilty but the case required highly sensitive mitigation, as the family of the deceased were in kurt throughout.