R-v-Smith (Exeter Crown Court) – manslaughter trial by an alcoholic upon another vulnerable victim.
R-v-Thomas (Basildon Crown Court) – attempted murder and gun related retribution offending involving youth gangs.
R-v-Makungu (Central Criminal Court) – distraction fraud of security guards delivering cash to commercial/Post Office premises.
R-v-Taylor (Exeter Crown Court) – aggravated burglaries and robbery trial of Post Offices of cash ATM’s
R-v-Williams (Croydon Crown Court) – multiple drugs conspiracies, for which the trial evidence relied principally upon mobile telephone usage
R-v Amani – (Kingston Crown Court) – multi defendant trial involved in the robbery of high value jewellers and jewellery displays in top star hotels in Central London, by use of motorcycles as get away vehicles.
R-v-M-D (Kingston Crown Court) – defendant mother who was indicted with others, for serious violent offending against her young daughter. The trial involved use of intermediaries for cross-examination of the child victim. The defendant mother was also vulnerable person, and extra care was required in presentation of her case and evidence. Acquitted.
R-v-Karen Page (Winchester Crown Court) – defendant originally found unfit to be tried and she was committed to a secure mental hospital with indeterminate detention under s37 & S41 of Mental Health Act., however, sometime later made good mental health recovery, and the Home Secretary determined on review she needed to be tried for her previous crimes for which she had originally been found unfit. This was for reasons of public interest. She was indicted with S18 GBH assault and false imprisonment upon her visiting doctor GP. At full trial the is acquitted of S18 GBH offending and receives a determinative custodial sentence for lesser offending. A very unusual and procedurally unique case.
R-v-Perestrero (Kingston Crown Court) – instructed as leading junior for the defendant. A complex drugs and money laundering conspiracies of International dimension.
R-v-Skupeika (& another) – (Maidstone Crown Court) instructed for defendant charged with conspiracy to steal and handle high value motor-vehicles. After trial acquitted of all matters.
R-v-George (& others) (Woolwich Crown Court) – instructed for defendant charged with conspiracy to rob. Police investigation involved covert surveillance extensive information gathering. Acquitted.
R-v-Baker (& others) – (Harrow Crown Court) instructed for defendant charged with very serious S18 GBH (victim nearly dies). Acquitted upon extensive and successful dismissal application.
R-v-Wright (& others) – (Kingston Crown Court) – instructed for defendant charged with conspiracy to supply substantial quantities of cocaine by use of the international trade movement of ship the s from South American coast into UK ports.
R-v-Ali (& another) – Exeter Crown Court – instructed for defendant who was charged with attempted murder, and who had planned the murder, and nearly successfully carried it out by the use of extreme violence thereby causing everlasting serious injury to victim. The offending involved extensive covert planning, and was intended to result in the killing of a close family relative following alleged historic indecent assaults by that person on a female member of the family.
R v. F – Winchester Crown Court. – instructed as junior in 3 month Conspiracy to rob trial, which related to robbery of businessman and firearms offences by falsely imprisoning victim’s family members, abducting the husband / business key-holder and forcing him to unlock business premises and de-activate the alarm system. Also conspiracy to rob regarding armed lorry hi-jacking of valuable cargo. Many forensics experts involved.
R v. T (Guildford crown Court). Accountancy fraud.
R v. T – (Reading Crown Court). Instructed as junior Bank manager fraud regarding £2 million loss.
R v. Ewington. Defendant indicted for racist petrol bomb attacks on a petrol station belonging to and operated by an ethnic minority family in May 2004, and followed 14 months later by a racist petrol bomb attack on a mosque and religious centre in Surrey in August 2005 in revenge for the London bomb attacks on 7th July 2005.
R v. Carter. International car-ringing and repair fraud, and insurance fraud regarding luxury sports cars. Instructed as leading junior for one of defendants in a series of complex luxury car-ringing and insurance frauds/conspiracies. Damaged luxury sports cars were often imported from Europe and the Far East and their identities put into other stolen luxury cars.
R v. K – Newcastle Crown Court. Drugs conspiracy and Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) and covert telephone recordings.
R v. Pond. Leading junior in section 18 group violence. Victim on life support machine.
R v. Kelly – Kingston Crown Court. Represented defendant as leading junior. Defendant was one of a gang who for three-and-a-half years hi-jacked and robbed high value lorry loads by use of firearms.
R v. Johnson and others, (three-month drugs conspiracy). Instructed as leading junior for defendant in this complex and involved drugs conspiracy. Defendant acquitted.
R v. Dutton. Conspiracy to import and supply cannabis valued at £15 million from Mexico. The drugs were imported into this country concealed within furniture in cargo containers on board ship. The police investigation lasted nine months, and involved a lengthy covert police surveillance operation, culminating with the arrest of ten defendants, following the unloading and storage of drugs and furniture in West London. Defendants acquitted.
R v. Bhayro. Defendant was a nursing home owner/manager/proprietor accused of unlawfully administering noxious substances/medication to her clients/residents to over sedate them and stop them disturbing other residents and the running of the home.
R v. E and L (and others). Instructed as leading junior for two defendants in a 15 defendant violent disorder and grievous bodily harm trial.
R v. Hallam and others. Leading junior for defendant in conspiracy to supply class ‘A’ drugs. Substantial covert police surveillance operation.
R v. Armstrong. Instructed for the principal of eight defendants listed for eight-week trial for kidnapping, false imprisonment and perverting the course of justice. He was the alleged gang leader of a Sri Lankan gang terrorising and injuring opposing gang members in their South London area.
R-v- B (Reading Crown Court) instructed as defence leading junior in murder case, related to business related killing when business partners fell out.
R-v-Turner (Reading Crown Court) – instructed as leading junior in substantial fraud, defending in house company accountant who defrauded private company owners of cash, pension and business amounting to over £1 million. -accountancy fraud
Q-v-O’M & S (Winchester Crown Court) instructed for defence of soldiers indicted with s18 GBH on victim in this country following their return from active tour duty in Iraq.
Q-v-Stott & 2 others (Chichester Crown Court) – instructed as leading junior in the prosecution of 3 defendants indicted with arson with intent to endanger life. The victim was a vulnerable man with learning difficulties.