O v R (Court of Appeal, Criminal Division): A fresh evidence appeal against conviction in respect of a single count of possession of a firearm, namely a sawn-off shotgun.
R v D & Others (Snaresbrook Crown Court): Led junior in 5 handed conspiracy to sell firearms. This 6 week trial involved 24,000 pages of prosecution evidence.
R v H & Others (St Albans Crown Court): Led junior in eight handed conspiracy to commit armed robbery. This prosecution, which spanned four weeks, involved over 16,000 pages of prosecution evidence.
R v R (Kingston Crown Court): s.18 GBH involving a bottling in a nightclub. Successful application to discharge the jury after late and prejudicial disclosure by the Crown. An acquittal followed at the retrial, at half time.
R v P (Wolverhampton Crown Court): Armed robbery trial which involved the threatening of taxi drivers with hypodermic syringes, purportedly infected with a life threatening disease.
R v D (Cambridge Crown Court): Instructed counsel in this single charge of Kidnap, involving torture and ransom requests.
R v C (Lincoln Crown Court): Sole junior in this 9 handed conspiracy to supply class A drugs.
R v A (Harrow Crown Court): The defendant faces charges of s.18 GBH, violent disorder and dangerous driving, where it was said, as part of a violent disorder, he drove a car, at speed, into the ongoing melee. The key piece of CCTV evidence in this case has received some 60,000 views on YouTube.
R v F (Harrow Crown Court): The defendant, having pleaded to a single count of burglary, denied a single count of aggravated burglary. This case involved various weapons and included the discharging of a sawn-off shotgun.
R v S (Woolwich Crown Court): First defendant in a multi-handed s.18 GBH; a gang related stabbing. Involved issues of identification and cell site analysis.
R v G (Norwich Crown Court): Sole junior where the defendant faced a 12 count indictment relating to historic sexual abuse of children in a familial setting, dating back some 25 years. Charges included assault by penetration of a child under 13.
R v D (Manchester Crown Court): Bail granted in attempted murder trial involving the death of a man beaten repeatedly with a baseball bat.
R v B (Cambridge Crown Court): Defendant charged with arson with intent to danger life, having set the bedroom of her partner alight while he slept.
R v L (Luton Crown Court): Indecent images case involving some 250,000 files, a vulnerable defendant and issues as to the accessibility and provenance of said files.
R v B (Isleworth Crown Court): Four-day prosecution of a foreign gang member stealing high-value cars to order.
R v K (Southwark Crown Court): Instructed counsel in this case of blackmail, with demands for £115,000.
R v K (Cambridge Magistrates’ Court): Privately instructed counsel in an affray, resulting in the acquittal of K and the conviction of the co-defendant, represented by counsel some 15 years Sam’s senior.
R v P (St Albans Crown Court): Bomb Hoax in which a number of text messages were sent from the defendant’s phone, yet mental capacity was the primary issue for the consideration of the jury.
R v M&M (Luton Magistrates’ Court): A multi-handed trial involving the cross-examination of two 11-year-old complainants.
R v F (Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court): Dealt with issues of disclosure and mental health in this charge of attempted murder.