Recent Cases

Operation Anaclastics – acting for the first defendant, accused of conspiracy to bring drugs and phones into prison. Taken to trial and acquitted on one drugs count. Arguments about exploitation and manipulation accepted by the Judge and lenient sentence passed.

R v. Welsh – appeal against sentence for dwelling house burglary. Sentence reduced by one third after Court of Appeal accepted that the sentencing Judge had wrongly categorised the offence as Category 1.

R v. Goodwin – Trial, conspiracy to steal, only acquitted defendant

R v. Tindall – Manslaughter by diminished responsibility, suspended sentence

R v. Harvey – Attempted murder

R v. Seville – Operation Umpire 1, drug conspiracy

Inquest re Benn Armitage – Art.2 human rights compliant, issues of neglect

Advisory – e.g. advice on multi-million pound public contract tendering exercise

Naturists – defence of numerous naturists prosecuted for variety of offences from Section 5 to common law public nuisance. Success achieved variously through full trial acquittals, half-time submissions based on human rights arguments, and judicial review applications in respect of prosecution decisions.