Notable cases

R v Clarke, Swansea CC - successful defence of an aide to the Shadow Minister for Equalities and Deputey Leader of the Welsh Labour Party, charged with forgery and fraud. Acquittal on all counts, see press reports: BBCGuardianDaily Mail

R v D, Swansea CC – successful defence of manager/owner of children’s nursery accused of force-feeding and other child cruelty allegations. BBC news report

R v B, Cardiff CC – successful defence of teaching assistant accused of assaulting pupil.

R v Knight and Others, Cardiff CC – leading counsel securing acquittal of client in multi-handed conspiracy to cultivate cannabis in properties throughout South Wales and SW England - YouTube video.

R v Uddin and Others, Teesside CC - led junior in multiple defendant conspiracy to supply heroin. Extensive submissions in relation to disclosure and admissibility.

R v Addy, Snaresbrook CC - junior prosecuting alone in case of possession of firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life. Gang member involved in inter-gang ‘shoot out’; complex sentencing issues, firearm used in five previous incidents. ITV article.

R v Singh, Swansea CC - junior defending alone in case of multiple allegations of male rape; defendant acquitted after trial.

R v Roderick, Warwick CC - junior defending alone in multiple defendant conspiracy to defraud; insurance/warranty sales via ‘cold calls’.

R v Sarah Jones – Following trial, successful appeal against sentence (5 years imprisonment reduced to 6 months). Daily Mail article

R v Gilheaney, Bristol CC - junior defending alone in multiple defendant money laundering case; issues of duress and marital coercion.