R v NL and others (2021) (Central Criminal Court) Led by Queen’s Counsel in a 12-week, multi-handed gang related murder trial representing a 15- year-old. The jury were hung for the client whilst co-defendants were convicted of murder and manslaughter. Reported here.
R v O and others (2021) (Kingston Crown Court) Operation Localizer- Instructed in a multi-handed class A drugs conspiracy case involving Encrochat.
R v N (2021) (Croydon Crown Court) Led junior in a trial involving multiple arsons with intent to endanger life.
R v B (2021) (Salisbury Crown Court) 2-week stalking trial involving substantial telephone evidence.
R v B (2020) (Swansea Crown Court) Client acquitted of s18 grievous bodily harm with intent. Sentenced to a suspended sentence on the lesser offence.
R v Q (2019) (Leicester CC) Led junior in a 6-handed trial involving a multi-million- pound conspiracy to supply class A drugs. After a complex 12-week trial at Leicester Crown Court, the client was the only defendant acquitted.
R v S (2019) (Central Criminal Court) Client acquitted of class A drug supply.
R v J (2019) (Blackfriars CC) Client acquitted of witness intimidation. The incident was caught on CCTV and was witnessed by an interpreter and security guard at court.
R v O (2019) (Blackfriars CC) Client acquitted of violent disorder. A successful submission of no case to answer was made after the evidence of a police officer witnessing the incident on Brixton Hill was undermined during cross-examination.
R v T (2019) (Kingston CC) Secured unanimous acquittal for the client who faced a three count indictment which included production of a controlled drug (cannabis). Two counts were dismissed after a submission of no case to answer.
R v M (2019) (Inner London CC) Acting for the first defendant, the client was acquitted of attempted robbery, blackmail and burglary. The case involved vulnerable witnesses, each requiring an intermediary.
R v LE (2019) (Croydon CC) Represented a client at trial accused of sexual assault of a child under 13. A sensitive case where the defence of insanity was raised.
R v O (2019) (Wood Green CC) Client acquitted of inflicting grievous bodily harm. The case involved the alleged use of a weapon which caused a splenic laceration.
R v M (2019) (Inner London CC) Client acquitted of possessing criminal property after a submission of no case to answer.
R v J (2019) (Lincoln YC) Client acquitted of sexual assault of a child under 13. The case required careful cross-examination of the 6-year-old complainant.
R v P (2019) (Nottingham CC) 12-month community order achieved for PWITS street dealing and production of class B drugs. https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/cannabis-addict-startedgrowing-plant-2403576
R v O & M (2018) (Snaresbrook CC) The client was the first defendant in a joint enterprise, false imprisonment and robbery trial. The client was acquitted of all counts despite pleading guilty to ABH against the same complainant earlier that day and with the entire incident having been audio recorded.
R v B (2018) (Kingston CC) Client was acquitted after trial of possession of an offensive weapon. The defence case was that the item was carried with the intention to frighten a potential attacker but not to cause injury.
R v B-W (2018) (Chelmsford CC) Client acquitted of ABH (wound to the leg using a shard of glass) and criminal damage whilst being restrained by security guards. He was acquitted despite the admission of bad character evidence, which included a GBH conviction and with the incident also caught on CCTV.
R v P (2018) (Isleworth CC) Client accused of theft from a church. He was acquitted against overwhelming evidence to the contrary including from the church warden and youth worker who were both eyewitnesses to the event.
R v T (2018) (Blackfriars CC) Crown persuaded to discontinue a charge of possession of a bladed article after the defence skeleton argument was served for an application to dismiss. The argument put forward was that the communal hallway in the apartment block was not a public place.
R v E and others (2017) (Inner London CC- 5 days) Instructed for trial in a four-handed ABH where the client was suffering from PTSD. The defence involved the occurrence of dissociative fugue and issues of fitness to stand trial were raised. Successful negotiations with the Crown on the day of trial resulted in the case being discontinued.
R v S (2017) (Southwark CC) Client received a prison sentence reduced to 30 months after the court was persuaded to place him into a ‘lesser role’ in a PWITS Class A, street dealing case, despite evidence to the contrary and with the client in breach of a previous PWITS conviction