Ed acts for both the prosecution and the defence. He has also advised the National Crime Agency regarding issues surrounding Legal Professional Privilege. Examples of his Court work include the following:
R v C (2022), Crown Court:
Instructed to prosecute a case of dangerous driving.
R v A (2022), Crown Court:
Instructed to prosecute a case which involved the possession of machete. The trial stemmed from a murder investigation.
R v J (2022), Crown Court:
Instructed to prosecute a trial involving a defendant threatening an individual with a bladed article.
R v M (2021), Crown Court:
Instructed to defend in a section 18 trial.
R v S (2019), Crown Court:
S pleaded guilty to the importation of 4 handguns and over 100 rounds of ammunition. The maximum sentence is life imprisonment. After extensive mitigation, including a detailed analysis of the development of sentencing law in relation to the importation of firearms, SL received a sentence of 8 years and 3 months.
R v T (2019), Crown Court:
Secured acquittal for T who was charged with racially aggravated common assault.
R v S (2019), Crown Court:
S pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon, namely a knuckleduster. After detailed mitigation, S was sentenced to a conditional discharge.
R v LM (2019), Crown Court:
M was a third striker for domestic burglary. Successfully mitigated to ensure that the minimum sentence was not handed down, but instead M was sentenced with a community order.
R v H (2019), Crown Court:
H was serving 10 years in prison and while serving his sentence pleaded to numerous additional burglary offences which had taken place prior to the offence for which he was in custody. Successfully persuaded the Judge to make the sentence for those additional matters concurrent rather than consecutive to the 10 year sentence.
R v M (2019), Magistrates Court:
Represented a city professional who was charged with assault. After extensive cross examination of all three of the Crown’s witnesses and detailed closing submissions, he was acquitted.
R v M (2019), Crown Court:
M was charged with one count of possession of a bladed article. After considerable work detailing the weaknesses in the Crown’s case, the matter was dropped on the day of trial.
R v L (2018), Youth Court:
SL was charged with two counts of Robbery and one count of Fraud. Successfully applied to have ID evidence excluded and, caused the Crown to offer no evidence on both robbery counts. Following a plea to the fraud charge, persuaded the court to impose a conditional discharge.
R v M (2018), Youth Court:
M faced four charges of common assault and one charge of criminal damage. Intermediary required as M had serious difficulties with communication. At his first appearance he pleaded to one common assault and one criminal damage and the Crown dropped the other common assault charge. Persuaded the Court to impose a four-month referral order.
R v E (2018), Magistrates Court
Successfully defended E who had been charged with possession of a bladed article.
R v B (2018), Crown Court
Persuaded the Judge to make the sentences for the common assault offences committed whilst B was serving an SSO concurrent to the SSO which was being activated.