Notable Cases

CAA v Amazon, leading counsel (leading Eleanor Sanderson) for the defence. The company was charged with 11 counts of shipment of dangerous goods by air, relating to lithium ion batteries and flammable aerosols which were destined for flights within and outside the UK. Click here to be re-directed to the news item and press reports.

R v Hoyle, leading counsel (leading Edward Cole) for the defence in a 4-week gross negligence manslaughter trial, arising from a light aircraft crash – acquittal. BBC article.

GMC v X Defence – successfully defending GP in three day fitness to practice hearing before the General Medical Council.

R v Collins Prosecution – new DNA evidence used to catch rapist twenty years after offence committed. One of the first trials to use LCN and YSTR DNA.

R-v-Robson and others Prosecution – Leading counsel prosecuting teachers from a special school. Trial –convicted.

R-v-Roe Prosecution – Prosecuting foster parents charged with abuse of children over a number of years. Trial– convicted.

R-v-Bailey Defence – Leading counsel. Bailey was charged with conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to commit GBH. Trial – convicted of ABH.

R-v-Keogh & O’Connor Defence (with John Farmer) – Official Secrets Act case. Trial – convicted.

R-v-Tull Defence – Leading counsel for the defence in Holiday Promotion fraud. Trial – acquitted.

R v Slack Defence – 3 handed “cut throat” murder

R v Farmbrough Defence – murder (stabbing with issues of causation).

R v C Defence – alleged of murder of Barclays Bank Executive.

Aviation law

CAA-v-L Defence – Magistrates’ Court defence of pilot charged with reckless endangerment – found not guilty.

CAA-v-M Defence – Crown Court defence of ATPL charged with reckless endangerment – found not guilty.

R v W Defence – Crown Court defence of aircraft inspector charged with manslaughter following fatal aircraft crash. Nolle Prosequi entered by the Attorney- General following legal argument.

CAA v G Defence – international airline charged with operating transatlantic flight with invalid C of A and AOC.

Court of Appeal

R v Gleeson Duties of defence on disclosing case to prosecution

R v Greeves Admission of guilty pleas of co-defendants

R v Turner Departure from minimum sentence provisions in class A drug cases.