As Lead Counsel:
- Instructed as leading counsel in a 6-week multi-handed case involving the heavily publicised ‘Southall Funfair Murder’ involving conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm with intent and violent disorder.
As Led Junior
- Led by Oliver Blunt QC, in a case involving a young defendant (16) at the Central Criminal Court charged with beating a homeless man to death.
- Led by Charles Sherrard QC in a 3-week attempted murder trial involving a background of the importation of significant quantities of cocaine. The issues centred on eyewitness and expert ballistic evidence (trajectories).
- Led by Philippa McAtasney QC in an attempted murder trial involving the significant preparation and cross-examination of the Crown’s blood spatter expert (victim stabbed 14 times):
Multi-Handed Trials (Cases Involving Weapons and Violence) as Junior Alone:
- Represented the first defendant in a 4-week trial in a 7 handed cut throat trial charged with violent disorder, section 18 GBH and 3 counts of possession of firearms and ammunition.
- Represented the first defendant in a 5-week trial involving the supplying of firearms, the defendant charged with possession of firearms with intent to endanger life.
- Represented first defendant charged with conspiracy to cause explosions (listed for 6 weeks).
- Instructed in a 4-week trial, defendant charged with kidnap and blackmail.
Fraud and other
- Led by Queen’s Counsel in Operation Hornet (HBOS), a trial lasting 5½ months in a high-profile prosecution of directors at HBOS and others arising out of a corruption connected to the impaired assets division over a 4-year period. The case is involved a loss of over £1/4 Billon. Represented the defendant at sentence due to leading counsel’s unavailability.
- Instructed as led junior in a multi-million-pound fraud and money laundering case involving issues of criminality in foreign jurisdictions revolving around complex company structures.
- Instructed as led junior to represent solicitor charged with mortgage fraud in a 2-month trial in Birmingham
- Led junior for the second defendant in the heavily reported, 3-month, ‘traveller slavery trial’ lasting. Defending in the first prosecution for Slavery in the UK since the early 19th Century.
- I have a wealth of experience in multi-handed ‘Flying Squad’ prosecutions; involving firearms, cash in transit robberies and conspiracy to rob.
- Regularly instructed in matters concerning possession of weapons and ammunition, including cases with complex arguments of duress and gang membership.