Notable cases

Public law family

X v X

Instructed by parent where allegations of non-accidental injuries caused.

X v X

Represented parent in contested VHCC lasting several weeks and involving numerous serious allegations and a large number of experts.

X v Y (2013) Represented Great- Grandmother in High Court Wardship proceedings and successfully secured placement of child with Great-Grandmother.

Ancillary Relief

X v X

Succesful contested hearing where argued to ringfence “pre-marital assets”

X v X

Appeared on behalf of intervenor on contested AR and established 50% interest in former matrimonial home

C v O

Contested final hearing in the High Court which included very serious allegations of conduct where represented party had falsely held themselves out as a member of the judiciary.

Children act

PR v CM (2013)- Obtained return of children to jurisdiction under Wardship proceedings to non-parent carer.

Reported cases

Court of Appeal: Regina v Alan Austin & Ali Tavikolinia (2011) before L J Thomas, Wilkie J & Macur J. Rebecca was praised for her “’clear and concise” nature when putting submissions.

Duff v CPS (2009) EWHC 675 (Admin) Instructed by the Crown on case stated before Divisional Court.

Criminal law

Defence

R v B (Belmarsh) November 2013 – Represented man accused of historic indecent assault on girl he babysat for. Acquitted.

R v S (Isleworth) June 2014 – Represented man accused of historic “campaign of rape” against two young men in his care. This also involved paedophile gang and indecent images.

R v W (Norwich) – January 2015 – Represented Father accused of sexual assault on 5 year old son. Acquitted.

R v C (Cambridge) July 2015 – Represented man accused of assault by penetration of 12 year old girl. Acquitted after 3 trials.

R v P (Southampton)- Assault by penetration. Directed not guilty.

R v A (Southampton) August 2015- Represented man accused of historic sexual assault and rape in respect of a young girl he had a sexual relationship with. Acquitted.

R v W (Southampton) January 2016- Incitement and grooming 13 year old (paedophile hunter)

R v Q (Bristol) September 2016- Represented stepfather accused of campaign of rape under 13 on his stepdaughter. Acquitted. 

Prosecution

R v H (Amersham) – Rape 7 year old girl by brother

R v B (Aylesbury) – Rape, vaginal and anal of man on his wife’s 17 year old sister

R v S (Southampton) – Rape, false imprisonment

R v S (Winchester) – multiple rapes vaginal and anal, assault

R v D (Aylesbury) – Inciting a child/ indecent images

R v M (Bournemouth) Historic allegations of sexual assault

R v K (Aylesbury) Historic allegations against teacher by number of students

R v F (Bournemouth) – Attempted rape – step-daughter

R v S (Amersham) – Sexual activity with child

R v R (Winchester) Historic rapes and incest (brother on sister)

R v F (Isleworth) Incest

R v Reading – rape historic cousin on 7 year old

R v V (Oxford) Inciting child sex offence, indecent images

R v W (Southampton) Rape

Cases in the press

R v Owen (2016) £1.6billion drug importation. See links below

  1. BBC

R v Littlewood, Littlewood &Sa’aid (2011) – one of the largest insider trading cases. See links:

  1. Business Times
  2. Financial Times
  3. BBC
  4. Reuters
  5. Daily Telegraph

R v Steven Allott (2009) – Cyber Paedophile – see link

  1. Telegraph & Argus

R v Crago (2010) – 16 year old acquitted murder, convicted of manslaughter- see link

  1. Bournemouth Echo

R v Henderson (2011)- Young woman charged with murder of her Mother- see link

  1. Salisbury Journal

R v Lee Wareham (2013)- Body in the suitcase murder

R v Wyllie (2013) – Prosecuted bouncer for s.18 slash to throat- see link

  1. This is London

R v Afzal (2013) – Black taxi cab driver acquitted of false imprisonment- see link

  1. Oxford Mail
  2. Oxford Times

R v Alan King (2014) – Successful prosecution of Police Officer charged with misconduct in public office – see link

  1. The Daily Mirror
  2. The Daily Mail

R v Roger Kerr (2014) – Deputy Head Teacher successfully prosecuted for sex crimes – see link

  1. Oxford Mail