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Criminal Law

R v C and Others – St Albans Crown Court – Murder, Conspiracy to Murder

Representing the lead Defendant in murder of a farmer that went missing and whose body was found months later.

R v Karrar and others – Central Criminal Court – Serious sexual assaults including rape – Oxford Sex Grooming – Operation Bullfinch

Instructed to act for one of the principal Defendants in the sex grooming trial at the Old Bailey.  The case involved allegations of sexual grooming of young girls over a period of years by older men. Many of the offences were historic and involved young girls from broken homes or from within the care system. There was a 59-count indictment containing a myriad of sexual offences from rape to trafficking. The case attracted considerable national and international publicity and was being reported by way of an on-line feed by a number of media organisations. After conviction it was one of the first ‘Grooming cases’ where life sentences were passed.

This is now the leading case on sex grooming – British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII).

R v S & Others – Isleworth Crown Court

VAT evasion through smuggling of a specialist type of tobacco goods.

Immigration – ‘Attan’ – Mail on Sunday undercover sting

An undercover reporter purchasing an English Language Certificate, which would allow someone to circumvent the immigration rules. The case had the personal intervention of then Home Secretary Theresa May.

R v Synkinotis & 13 others – Maidstone Crown Court

Large-scale surveillance operation involving the importation of drugs and possession of large amounts of currency in Euros and GBP Sterling. Representing the main defendant on two separate indictments involving separate drugs importations, with different organised crime groups.

R – v- V – Southwark Crown Court – Large scale VAT fraud – Operation Disney

Defendant found not guilty of VAT fraud after a 4 year investigation by HMRC.

R v C – Southwark Crown Court – VAT fraud involving some £17 million

Acted for the only Defendant to be found not guilty in a complicated VAT fraud.

R v B and Others – Central Criminal Court – Murder

Defended a 14 year old charged with the murder of schoolboy “Kodjo Yenga” in West London in broad daylight. The Defendant was convicted of manslaughter. Although the appeal failed it is one of the leading cases on the issue of jury bias and joint enterprise. Regina v Kurtis Yemoh, BR, JB, MW, TD,[2009] EWCA Crim 930, 2009 WL 1403457.

R v GA – Wood Green Crown Court – Death by Careless Driving

Represented a young man who had been charged with causing death by dangerous driving whilst under the influence of alcohol and having fled the scene.

R v GA – Wood Green Crown Court – s. 18 GBH

Defendant charged with s.18 grievous bodily harm which caused the victim to lose an eye during an altercation. The Defendant pleaded guilty to s. 20 unlawfully and maliciously wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harm.

R v W Central Criminal Court – Armed robbery and s.18 GBH

Attack involving guns and knives. Due to the thorough preparation and consideration of the evidence and highlighting serious errors in the prosecution case they offered no evidence.

R v AO – Isleworth Crown Court -Stalking

Represented a wife who had been stalking her lover. Through diligent and robust representation secured an acquittal.

Breach of House of Multiple Occupation Licenses

Acted for client who was subject to Daily Mail operation in collaboration with Brent Council for breach of HMO involving 22 tenants in a 3 bedroom property.

R v P – Harrow Crown Court – 

Through meticulous preparation won an appeal against conviction for Landlords.

R v J – St Albans Crown Court – Firearms

Despite having a significant quantity of drugs, firearms, ammunition, stun guns and peppers sprays our Client received a lenient sentence.

R v K & Others – Central Criminal Crown Court – Conspiracy to breach Control Orders

Acted for Defendant in complicated and sophisticated operation.

R v Jamal Bridgeman & Others – Central Criminal Court – Murder

Defended a 14 year old charged with the murder of schoolboy “Kodjo Yenga” in West London in broad daylight. The Defendant was convicted of manslaughter. Although the appeal failed it is one of the leading cases on the issue of jury bias and joint enterprise.

  • Regina v Kurtis Yemoh, BR, JB, MW, TD, [2009] EWCA Crim 930, 2009 WL 1403457

 

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