Gino Connor

Call: 1974

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Gino is a Criminal specialist with substantial and wide-ranging experience. He is a member of the South Eastern Circuit and CBA.

Gino Connor’s broad-based criminal practice spans violent crime, including murder, as well as armed robbery and firearms offences. He has lead for the defence in murder trials, serious armed robberies and drug cases. He also had a leading brief in the Lincoln Prison Riot Case.

He has been instructed as junior counsel for the defence in high-profile cases, such as the Duffy railway murder and the Motley blood spotting/DNA case where the defence successfully alleged a third party was responsible.

Sexual crime, including cases involving children, is an area of particular interest. Here Gino has both defended and prosecuted, although he now concentrates upon prosecution work.

His track record includes a number of significant trials, such as that of the serial rapist Bartley.

Gino, a level four prosecutor, has prosecuted for the CPS extensively upon the South Eastern Circuit, notably manslaughter, serious sexual offences including rape and child rape. Gino has also prosecuted multi-handed offences including serious violence, firearm offences, armed robbery and drug crime. He has had a number of cases as leading junior for the prosecution.

He has developed an expertise in cell-site evidence and has been instructed as junior counsel for the prosecution in a number of murder trials.

He has been appointed to the Rape List and prosecutes RASSO cases not only in London but the South Eastern Circuit. He has advised for RASSO on a number of cases prior to charging.

Gino’s notable Court of Appeal cases include Sahota (an authority on communication between judge and jury); Dhunay and Others the guideline authority on sentencing of baggage loaders.

Recently he has responded in the cases of Savalia (Identification by police officers from photographic images) and Radjpaul (Restraining Order post- mental health disposal).


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