Notable cases

Iraq War shipping fraud.

British Aerospace Serious Fraud Office enquiry.

R v Ozakpinar Defended CPS chief procurement officer on multiple corruption charges.

R v Mulkerris Fraud with difficult indictment involving new Trade Description absolute liability counts. Acquitted of all counts by the jury. R v Attrill. Senior figure in Dr Barnardo’s accused of serial sexual offences against boys whilst a teacher in Welsh Boys Homes. Acquitted after a detailed stay application.

R v Wilkinson Long running child cruelty and manslaughter case involving difficult civil duty of care principles on all counts.

R v Carmichael Schoolmaster accused of multiple child pornography charges running no culpability resulting from a compulsive medical condition caused by drugs lawfully prescribed by NHS to treat physical ailment. Absolute discharge

R v Beaumont Step brother accused of multiple rape and sexual offences- corroborative evidence arose from sexual condition common to both. Acquitted.

R v Hutchinson Academic, ex Deputy Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge accused of sexual offence against ex student police officer. Acquitted.

R v Baker Defendant previously convicted of rape accused of multiple diverse sexual offences of rape, buggery and indecent assault on daughter, cousin, young stepson and another. Tried shortly after CJA 2003 came into force and many cross-corroboration and bad character issues arose giving rise to important appeal and convictions quashed. Eventually acquitted after two retrials.

R v Hill Relation of Fred West accused of multiple rape and other sexual offences against family members and friends. Important ‘memory’ and ‘stay’ issues involved. Acquitted of large part of indictment. Appeal on stay issues. (The third ‘West trial’)

R v Meenan Woman alleging attempted rape while she was asleep and had taken large quantity of alcohol. Potential s74 CJA 2003 case. Acquitted.

R v Matsumoto-Quincey Man of good character accused of long-running sexual affair with under-age niece. First trial acquitted of some serious offences but convicted of some relatively non-serious. Successful appeal on misdirections. Retrial on whole (except acquitted counts). Acquitted of all on re-trial.

R v Hall Defendant indicted for Manslaughter arising from death of drug addict after administration of class A drug. Issue on civil (and therefore criminal) duty of care. Preliminary legal argument before High Court Judge- secured an acquittal.

R v Robson Court of Appeal. Important early confiscation case concerning realisable assets and property held by defendant for a third party/ resulting trusts (interface between confiscation and equity) Order quashed in Court of Appeal.

R v Quinn. Complex confiscation case concerning dissipation of assets and effect on realisable assets. Complex skeleton in C/A. £250000 order after 5 day hearing in Crown Court quashed and reduced to small order.

R v Wu Confiscation case against brothel owner. Financially and legally complex confiscation matter.

R v Singh Guptal [1999] CLR 582. Manslaughter. Important case on duty of care in manslaughter by gross negligence in C/A. Instructed on appeal.

R v Hall Defendant indicted for Manslaughter arising from death of drug addict after administration of class A drug. Issue on civil (and therefore criminal) duty of care. Preliminary legal argument before High Court Judge- secured an acquitted.

R v Quigley Cambrige University lab technician accused of theft of peptide samples, alleging exposure of improper commercial practices- acquitted after aborted trial and consequent legal argument.