Notable cases

Healthcare Regulation

  • S v NMC – November 2013

Barnaby appeared in an on-going 30 days case where I am prosecuting the Director of Care of a Nursing home accused of vitiating the consent of a terminally ill child in her care. The case has attracted national attention. The case involved abuse of process arguments and bias applications which he successfully opposed.

  • DG v NMC – August 2013

Barnaby successfully prosecuted a nurse for 8 counts of serious professional misconduct. During the hearing I successfully responded to a half time application and an abuse of process argument. The hearing lasted 12 days and my opponent was a 30 year call barrister who has now been sworn in as a High Court Judge in Guyana.

  • A v NMC – June 2013

Barnaby successfully prosecuted a nurse, over an 8 day hearing, which involved three vulnerable witnesses, and a mentally ill Registrant.

  • FX v NMC – June 2013

Barnaby successfully prosecuted a school nurse accused of harming children. Case involved issues of admissibility of evidence and anonymous witness issues.

  • AL v NMC – March 2013

Barnaby dealt successfully with a conviction case, where the nurse had been criminally prosecuted for child cruelty.

  • F v NMC – January 2013

Barnaby successfully prosecuted a Director of Care of a nursing home for dishonesty offences over a 5 day hearing. The Registrant was unrepresented.

Sports Law

  • UKADA v SK – National Anti-Doping Panel – December 2013

Barnaby is currently instructed to represent a rugby player accused of anti-doping rules violations.

  • UKADA v Six – National Anti-Doping Panel – September 2012

Barnaby represented a cyclist charged with failing to take his doping test. The legal argument was over the definition of article 2.6 of the Anti-Doping rules. He was successful in the argument and the ban was reduced substantially from 2 years.

  • UKADA v Offiah – National Anti-Doping Panel – July 2012

Barnaby represented a basketball player charged with tampering with a positive doping test. The defendant received the maximum discount for his admission of guilt. Furthermore his ban started two months before the hearing began. This was the lowest ban he could receive. His co-defendant received the maximum ban of two years effective immediately.

General Crime

  • Regina v M – Snaresbrook Crown Court – October 2013

Barnaby successfully defended in a multi handed s.18 GBH.

  • Regina v O – Aylesbury Crown Court – March 2013

Barnaby successfully prosecuted a multi handed armed robbery;

  • Regina v N - Amersham Crown Court – January 2013

Barnaby successfully appeared in this multi handed burglary, which rested on forensic evidence and cell site evidence;

  • Regina v S – Winchester Crown Court – November 2012

Barnaby successfully prosecuted a complicated International Multi Handed Fraud;

  • Regina v F – Cambridge Crown Court – August 2013

Barnaby represented a defendant charged with producing cannabis. He was found with 80 cannabis plants in his house. He was sentenced to a suspended sentence order, with a single supervision requirement.

  • Regina v N – Snaresbrook Crown Court – July 2012

Barnaby represented a defendant charged with Robbery. The defendant suffered from mental health difficulties and one of the witnesses required an intermediary.

  • Regina v Ryan Bailey – Court of Appeal Criminal Division – June 2012

Barnaby represented Mr Bailey in his appeal against conviction for Robbery. He was acquitted after the Court of Appeal found that the Trial Judge’s Summing up had been severely flawed.

  • Regina v O – Inner London Crown Court – April 2012

Barnaby represented a defendant for possession of class A drugs with intent to supply. He managed to pursue the case in such a way that the defendant ended up with a two year prison sentence rather than the four year sentence which would be standard in a case with this amount of drugs.

  • Regina v N- Aylesbury Crown Court – February 2012

Barnaby prosecuted two defendants for ABH and possession of bladed articles. Both men were found guilty and are serving length sentences of imprisonment.

  • Regina v B – Luton Crown Court – December 2011

Barnaby defended in this four handed Robbery. The defendant was charged with a series of Robberies across a month long period and was acquitted of the majority of the charges.

  • Regina v Ishraz Iqbal – Aylesbury Crown Court – October 2011

Barnaby successfully prosecuted this £86,000.00. fraud. Mr Iqbal was working as a personal banker for Barclays Bank. He targeted a number of vulnerable customers and used his position to remove money from their accounts. Mr Iqbal was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment.

  • Regina v John Livesey – Peterborough Crown Court – August 2011

Barnaby successfully prosecuted Mr John “Jack” Livesey who was charged with perverting the course of justice. Mr Livesey was found guilty after trial, and sentenced to three years imprisonment. Mr Livesey had presented references to Cambridge Crown Court, when he was being sentenced for £30,000 worth of benefit fraud, which stated falsely that he had served in the Parachute regiment for 25 years. He received a more lenient sentence because of this false military career. This was a high profile case reported by BBC News, the Sun, The Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph and The Mirror.

  • Regina v L – Luton Crown Court – July 2011

Barnaby defended a 3 week long five handed money laundering case. Dealt with complicated inter jurisdictional and financial issues.

  • Regina v D – Ipswich Crown Court – June 2011

Barnaby was instructed to prosecute a Robbery where there were complicated issues of identification.

  • Regina v B – Peterborough Youth Court – April 2011

Barnaby was instructed to defend an ABH. This involved cross examining the complainant who had learning difficulties and was assisted by an intermediary. The defendant was acquitted.

  • Regina v C – Isleworth Crown Court – October 2010

Barnaby was instructed to represent a son who is charged with Robbery, False Imprisonment, and ABH. The charges were dropped on after a defence application on the day of trial.

  • Regina v C – Northampton Youth Court – July 2010

Barnaby successfully defended an 11 year old boy charged with shooting a Baby with a BB gun.

Confiscation Cases

  • Regina v S – Peterborough Crown Court – November 2013

Barnaby successfully defended a confiscation order, by using the case of R v Waya to persuade the court that an order was not proportional.

  • Regina v D [2013] – Norwich Crown Court

Barnaby successfully prosecuted a contested confiscation hearing where the defendant had been part of international confidence fraud.

  • Regina v T – Southampton Crown Court – July 2012

Barnaby successfully defended who had been convicted of defrauding her employer. The court found a benefit figure which was a quarter of that submitted by the prosecution. The available mount was also suitable reduced.

  • Regina v A – Harrow Crown Court – April 2012

Barnaby successful represented a defendant at an application to extend the period of time she had to fulfil the order after she had failed to take any steps realise her assets. An extension of 3 months was granted.

  • Regina v H – Snaresbrook Crown Court – April 2012

Barnaby was instructed in a matter where the defendant had realised all his assets, but the CPS were refusing to agree to a variation of the available amount. The amount was varied and the defendant was released.

  • Regina v A – Southwark Crown Court – February 2012

Barnaby was instructed in this matter where the Defendant had pleaded guilty to contempt of court after the Defendant had breached their restraint order. After Barnaby had mitigated on her behalf the Defendant received a suspended sentence rather than immediate imprisonment which is the normal sentence in cases such as this.

  • Regina v T – Portsmouth Crown Court – January 2012

Barnaby was instructed in a matter arising with from a £3,000,00.00 Drugs conspiracy. After lengthy preparations the defendant was found to have a benefit of a benefit of £30,000 and a nominal available amount.

  • Regina v B – Birmingham Crown Court – December 2011

Barnaby was instructed in this confiscation hearing, which arose from a long running mortgage fraud. The case involved a range of issues including inter jurisdictional issues, and third party interests. Barnaby negotiated a favourable settlement to the Defendant.

  • Regina v C – Wolverhampton Crown Court – October 2011

Barnaby was instructed in a confiscation hearing, arising from a £8 million pound Drugs conspiracy, where the crown sought a benefit figure of £524,000. The case involved complicated legal and factual issues as the defendant had agreed to give evidence for the crown in the Drugs conspiracy. Barnaby dealt with these issues and after litigation the benefit figure was agreed as £264,000.00

  • Regina v A – Bournemouth Crown Court – March 2011

Barnaby was instructed as Junior Counsel to Rebecca Fairbairn during the confiscation proceedings in this matter which arose from a £12 million drugs conspiracy. This matter involved inter jurisdiction and hidden assets issues.

Immigration, and Public Law

  • UKBA v SB – Court of Appeal – November 2013

Barnaby advised the appellant on appealing the Upper Tribunal’s decision on the basis that the First Tier Tribunal Judge was wrong in law. He advised that it was clear that the Upper Tribunal’s was wrong in law as Article 8 had not been considered. Once a skeleton argument was filed in the Court of Appeal, the government conceded the appeal.

  • UKBA v AT – Upper Tribunal – September 2013

Barnaby successfully argued in front of the Upper Tier Tribunal that his applicant met the Tier 1 post study work visa criteria even though she only had one set of financial documents.

  • UKBA v SD – Hatton Cross First Tier Immigration Tribunal – March 2013

Barnaby successfully appeared in this Tier 4 Student Visa case.

  • UKBA v TN – Hatton Cross First Tier Immigration Tribunal – February 2013

Barnaby successfully appeared in this asylum matter where the issue was whether the appellant was at risk of return to Iran.

  • UKBA v S – High Court – January 2012

Barnaby successfully advised a mother and child on appealing a decision from the Upper Tribunal, on the basis of Art 8 and section 55.

  • UKBA v JH and others – Hatton Cross First Tier Immigration Tribunal – September 2012

Barnaby appeared in this matter where the issue was whether the SSHD had failed to take into account the Appellants child’s interests under s.55 and Art 3, when she rejected their application for indefinite leave to remain. The child was suffering from Leukaemia.

  • UKBA v SW – Hatton Cross First Tier Immigration Tribunal – August 2012

Barnaby appeared in this Sri Lankan Asylum matter. This is one of 13 Sri Lankan Asylum matters he has appeared in. He is well versed in the relevant case law.

  • FH v SSHD – Administrative Court – August 2012

Barnaby drafted summary grounds in defence of a claim by an overstayer to have Article 3 and 8 rights due to his time in the United Kingdom and his medical condition. The Claim was rejected by the Court.

  • UKBA v DA – Hatton Cross First Tier Immigration Tribunal – August 2012

Barnaby appeared in this matter were the issue was whether the Appellant fit under the EEAA regulations.

  • (Middleton) v Cambridge Magistrates’ Court [2012] QBD Admin 3 July 2012.

Barnaby appeared in this Judicial Review where the issue was the reasonableness of a Magistrates’ order for costs.

  • UKBA v AA – Hatton Cross First Tier Immigration Tribunal – July 2012

Barnaby appeared in this matter where the issue was whether the Appellant would be at risk from persecution due to his Christian faith if he was returned to Pakistan.

  • MN v SSHD – Administrative Court – May 2012

Barnaby drafted summary grounds in defence of a claim by an Appellant who claimed that the SSHD’s decision to remove her and her daughter was contrary to the best interest of her child contrary to section 55. The Claim was rejected by the Court.

Specialist Areas In Magistrate Courts

  • RSPCA v V – Brent Magistrates’ Court – March 2012

Barnaby represented a defendant charged with killing his dog through negligence. The defendant was found not guilty.

  • Civil Aviation Authority v B – BW

Barnaby represented a Helicopter Pilot charged with Negligence. After a guilty plea he was sentenced to a conditional discharge. This was one of the first times a sentence of a conditional discharge has been passed for this type of matters.

  • Regina v W – Aldershot Magistrates’ Court – February 2011

Barnaby successfully opposed a Crack House Closure Order being made against Mr and Mrs Wayne family house, on the basis that the order was not necessary as the households main user of Class A drugs was currently imprisoned.

  • Regina v L – Alton Magistrates’ Court – August 2010

Barnaby successfully opposed a Crack House Closure Order being made against Mr and Mrs Lewis family house, on the basis that the crown failed to show that Class A drugs were being used in the house, and that there was any link between drug use in the house and any anti-social behaviour.