R-v-Tarasov & ors – Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey 2015 & 2016
Leading Counsel for only remaining defendant in unusual case of Murder/ Manslaughter by flight. Case involved extensive cross-examination of expert evidence in relation to blood splatter evidence and pathology. Court of Appeal having granted an earlier re-trial in relation to the direction of foreseeability.
R-v-Celaire & ors – Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey 2016
Leading Counsel in multi handed case involving a shooting of alleged drug dealer in North East London. Further Conspiracy to Rob. Case involved extensive cell site evidence with issues relating to identification and gang membership. No. 3 on the Greater London Gang Matrix. Court of Appeal submissions upon a terminating ruling on issues of identification and secondary party liability post R-v-Jogee.
R-v-Bissenden (Louca & Ors) – Operation Closeknit – Southwark Crown Court 2016
Lead Counsel in Operation Closeknit. £15 million diversion fraud involving UK & European bonded warehouses
R-v-Tachioma 2015. Attempted Murder
then S18 after legal argument followed by legal submissions of duress. Defendant accused of carrying out attempted assassination using a lump hammer to the head of alleged rival drug dealing gang in Buckinghamshire. Issues of duress arising out of PTSD and psychosis generated from being a child soldier within Zimbabwe indoctrinated by Zanu PF. Expert evidence relating to PTSD and duress. Defendant acquitted.
R-v-Salman Javed (Operation Spallation) Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey 2015 .
Lead Counsel for defence. HMRC prosecution alleged involvement of corrupt officials within the HMRC and substantial diversion fraud. Defendant being an independent owner of sizeable alcohol warehouse. Significant use of probe evidence and undercover observation; issues of RIPA and admissibility of civil proceedings. Defendant acquitted.
R-v-E & Ors. Southwark Crown Court 2014-2015.
7 month trial. Represented main defendant, Managing Director of several substantial finance/ property development companies. 104 allegations – relating to £39 million fraud. Issues involving dubious banking disclosure and alleged corruption within the banking institutions; the disavowed practice of Global Restructuring Groups set up by banks selling clients assets into their own wholly owned subsidiaries for profit after driving the client companies into administration. Also involved Solicitors Regulations and Land Registry procedures. Further issues of Insolvency Law and concurrent civil proceedings of corporate fraud. Notable Media interest.
R-v BW – Southwark Crown Court 2014.
Represented Hedge Fund trader, accused of multi million Ponzi Fraud and market abuse.
Court of Appeal – Regina -v-Joseph Hill Wasted Costs  EWCA Crim 775
Wasted costs order quashed. Appeal successful (1) The court gave its opinion on the practice of not identifying alibi witnesses until they have been proofed (para 35) S6 CPIA 1996. (2) There being an ever pressing need to ensure efficiency in the courts; the judges, the parties and most particularly the practitioners all have a duty to reduce unnecessary delays. The court also ruled upon wasted costs:’ We do not doubt that the power to make a wasted costs order can be valuable but this case, and others recently before this Court, demonstrate that it should be reserved only for the clearest cases otherwise more time, effort and cost goes into making and challenging the order than was alleged to have been wasted in the first place.’
R-v-O. Southwark Crown Court 2013. Successfully defended solicitor allegedly involved in defrauding Olympic Development Authority
Court of Appeal – Regina -v-Connors  EWCA Crim 368
Lead Defence counsel in one of the first Appeals to be heard in relation to the new slavery offences contrary to the recently legislated Coroners and Justice Act 2009. (Judgment given by the Lord Chief Justice)
Lead counsel in Attempted Murder at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey. Point blank range shooting. Acquitted
High Value £25,000,000 Drugs Supply. Acquitted
Led counsel in High Yield Network Rail theft. Acquitted of Conspiracy to Steal.
Lead counsel in high worth money laundering utilising external NHS contracts. Acquitted
Leading Defence Counsel for one of the main defendants in £25 million Cocaine Supply
Leading Defence Counsel for one of the main defendants in the 1st prosecution for Slavery in the United Kingdom since it was abolished in 1835. Widely reported in the international press as the “Gypsy Slavery Case” x Coroners and Justice Act 2009
Successfully defended Solicitor of the Supreme Court in Olympic Development Fraud
Successfully defended Financial Director of Company falsely accused of large scale multi-million pound VAT Carousel Fraud
Successfully defended Director of company wrongly accused of diversion fraud within the bonded warehouse industry
Successfully defended Solicitor of the Supreme Court in £65 million Mortgage Fraud
R v Doust & ors, 2010
Leading Defence Counsel in successfully defended international Investment Fraud. Serious Fraud & FSA investigation. Issues relating to Companies Act Legislation; Directors Duties; Concurrent European Litigation. Use of Company vehicles based in USA; UK; Spain & Swedish Credit Union.
Inquest of Dr Ashraf Marwan 2010
Inquest into the untimely death of Dr Ashraf Marwan, internationally respected Egyptian businessman. Widely alleged double agent for Egypt & Israel (Mossad) during Yom Kippur.
Thakrar (Ketan)  EWCA Crim 2359; Thakrar (Ketan)  Crim.L.R. 357. ARCHBOLD REPORTED.
Instructed as Leading Defence Counsel after previous trial team de-instructed. Appeal against conviction; irregularities in respect of juries. Juror undertaking internet research during trial; remainder of jurors failing in their duty to report this immediately.
R v Ketan Thakrar – RE-TRIAL
Leading Defence counsel in complex money laundering. The case involved Customs & Excise investigation into money laundering offences totalling over £5m
R -v- Farhani & Kyriakidis 2010 (Central Criminal Court)
Successfully defended multiple counts of Rape & False Imprisonment. Allegation against mayfair hotelier & alleged facilitator of organised prostitution
R-v-P & ors 2010
Leading Defence Counsel in Multi Count Multi defendant international money laundering operation, laundering funds stolen from the UK retail banks by internal operatives with the use of the Hawala Banking System and companies based in Hong Kong and India.
R-v-Harold Morris 2010
Leading Defence Counsel in 3 month, Multi Handed, Multi Count £9million pound Slate Heroin Importation and supply. Alleged to be one of the largest importations of “slate” heroin into the United Kingdom
R-v-Pyke & ors 2009/2010
Successfully defended in multi handed murder, a consequence of drug turf war. The deceased was kidnapped, beaten and burned. The case involved extensive cross examination upon cell site analysis and called on extensive experience in this field. Prosecution case collapsed at half-time.
R v Teo & 6 ors
Largest attempted currency fraud to be attempted as against the Bank of England. This highly researched and convoluted fraud claimed to have provenance from Chinese Loans to the Allied Forced made during WWII and the subsequent issue of Bank of England notes pursuant to the Bretton Woods agreement of 1948. Legalities involved cross jurisdictional elements and issues of entrapment. Prosecution case collapsed at half-time. Prosecution appealed as against terminating ruling. Court of Appeal dismissed appeal, upheld defence submissions.
R v Duchesne & 6 Others 2010
Leading Counsel (latter stages) Multi million pound investment fraud involving Benchmark Asset Management. Investors who lost through these funds were international. Extradition warrants from Switzerland and USA.
R v Chohan & 9 others
Leading Defence Counsel in successfully defended multi handed representing 2nd on the Indictment. Conspiracy to Rob. Issues of RIPA; abuse of process. Only defendant to be acquitted.
R v Lewis
Leading counsel in multi handed riot involving knife violence. Led abuse argument led on lack of prosecution disclosure. Prosecution case collapsed.
R v Ali
Murder “single punch”, medical causation. Heard at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey.
R v Howard
Murder, medical causation and contributory negligence. Heard at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey.
R v Clarke
Murder; assassination involving the alleged use of an American contract killer. The case involved complex telephone cell site analysis and US ballistic evidence. Heard at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey.
R v Campbell
Murder, multi handed cut throat involving street violence. Heard at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey.
R v Dennie
Murder, gangland killing, involving the in depth analysis of mobile telephone and cell site evidence. Heard at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey
R v Green
Murder, machine gunning within the MC rap music industry. Heard at the Central Criminal Court.
R v Brown
Murder, baby-shaking, medical causation and contributory negligence. Heard at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey
R v Dursan
Murder/revenge killing for historic predatory sexual abuse. Heard at the Central Criminal Court/Woolwich.
R v Salih
51 Hectare Class A drug importation. Kingston. Extensive Cell Site and telephone analysis
R v H
Murder, “the Marble Arch Murder”: elderly landlady murdered and deposited in a suitcase. Heard at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey
R v Brooks
Murder, killing of family member. Heard at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey
R v Luttrell & Ors
Multi-million pound, multi-count handing operation resulting from Heathrow hijackings. Use of lip reading evidence. Stated case. Jheeta.
R v D
Multi handed five-month banking fraud within motor racing industry
R v Sannick
Cross-jurisdictional million pound leasing fraud