Notable Cases

Crown Court

R v S, Woolwich Crown Court - Successful defence of a man charged with PWITS and possession of criminal property and secured a sentence of time served for simple possession. This case involved complex legal argument and cross-examination of the OIC.

R v Q, Blackfriars Crown Court - secured the acquittal of a man charged with theft from employer, despite damning CCTV evidence.

R v C & Others, Snaresbrook Crown Court - successfully argued for a community order following trial for non-domestic burglary.

R v A, Guildford Crown Court - secured a community order for a lady charged with two sophisticated frauds by false representation committed in one week to a total value of £18,000.

R v B, Wood Green Crown Court - secured a suspended sentence order for a young man who, as part of a group in a public park, was caught with a butterfly knife and large kitchen knife on his person.

R v I, Harrow Crown Court - convinced the court to give a deferred sentence rather than immediate custody for a man who has falsely claimed wages of over £45,000 over a 12 month period from his former employer for him to pay back the money. Back before the court in March.

R v H, Wood Green Crown Court - secured a suspended sentence for a man who pleaded to being in possession of articles for use in fraud. He had previously received custodial sentences for like offences.

R v S, Newport (Isle of Wight) Crown Court - successfully argued for a community order for a lady who had held herself out to be collecting money for a local charity, instead keeping the sum of £10,000 to fund her own child’s care.

Re: M, Lewes Crown Court - secured a youth rehabilitation order for a young man charged with robbery. His co-Defendant received a DTO.

Magistrates and Youth Court

R v M, Oxford Magistrates’ Court - secured an acquittal for a gentleman charged with assaulting his teenage son. Case included legal argument from disclosure to bad character and considered questioning as all parties were vulnerable.

R v W, Ipswich Youth Court - successful defence of a youth accused of criminal damage and harassment of his teenage girlfriend.

R v M, Colchester Youth Court - secured a referral order for a youth charged with rape and attempted rape of his 9 year old brother. Argued against the need for a Sexual Harm Prevention Order in this case.

R v D, Ipswich Youth Court - secured a referral order for a young girl who had been convicted of assaulting her mother by biting and stabbing her with a screwdriver at separate trials.