As a specialist criminal defence practitioner, I have handled every conceivable type of criminal case you can think of. My extensive experience and expertise in this area of law enables me to offer clients highly specialised and dedicated representation at all levels of the criminal justice system. I have appeared in Courts throughout England and Wales in cases of the highest national profile. I offer outstanding legal knowledge, tactical knowhow, clearly focused and timely advice, robust and effective advocacy.
I offer exceptional experience and ability in the defence of a wide range of criminal cases from straight forward cases in the Magistrates’ Court to serious criminal allegations involving murder, large scale drug trafficking, armed robbery, terrorism, blackmail, kidnapping and false imprisonment.
Over the years I have built up a vast body of knowledge in relation to the use and interpretation of scientific evidence including DNA, facial mapping, firearms residue and cell-site analysis. In addition, I am also an expert in the presentation and analysis of complex medical evidence.
Here is a sample of some of the cases i have recently been involved in:
Operation Ardeonnaig: South London gang machine gun shooting.
Operation Avalanche: Gang related execution over drugs territory.
Operation Landseer: Gang related execution killing.
Operation Baritone: Gang related execution killing.
Operation Movate: Gang related public disorder and attempted murder.
Operation Chapletown: Gang related murder where prosecution offered no evidence against the client after legal argument 8 weeks into the trial.
Operation Poppy: Executions carried out by gangs in Liverpool at war over drugs territory.
Operation Filey: High profile planned murder by a pharmacist of his wife.
R v WC & 3 Others: Murder of a man alleged to have abused young children
R v GW: Causing the death of elderly man during the course of a burglary.
R v LW: High profile murder in Middlesbrough involving gang related execution and drugs.
R v DC: Defending man who strangled his ex-girlfriend to death in a secluded woodland park in Birmingham during sexual intercourse.
R v MH: Murder of vulnerable adult by a gang of youths.
R v SSM & 5 Others: Highest profile honour killing case to date. Successfully defended the only defendant charged with the honour killing of Benaz Mahmod.
R v RR: Defendant charged with gang related murder over a drugs dispute.
R v FK & 8 Others: Gangland shooting over drugs dispute.
R v BS: Attempted Murder of husband.
R v AH, MH & Others: Attempted murder, causing grievous bodily harm and violent disorder.
R v DH & Others: drugs related gangland execution.
R v BT: Attempted Murder of her husband.
R v AO: Gang related violent disorder resulting in death of 3 men.
R v RL & Another: Father and son charged with murder of their wife/ mother and perverting the course of public justice.
R v SC: Unprovoked murder of a stranger.
R v G & Others: Multi handed gang murder.
Operation Venetic/Oberon: International drug trafficking.
Operation Vermont: International drug trafficking.
Operation Clubman: International drug trafficking involving cocaine in excess of 200kg.
Operation Jericho: Large scale drug trafficking.
Operation Washington: Large scale conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
R v GH & 18 Others: Large scale conspiracy to supply Class A controlled drugs.
Operation Frank: Large scale importation and supply of Class A controlled drugs.
Operation Alamos: Large scale importation and supply of Class A controlled drugs.
Operation Penshurst: Large scale importation and supply of Class A controlled drugs.
Operation Ebony/Brisbane: International drug trafficking.
Operation Heptagon: Armed robbery.
Operation Marble: Firearms supply
Operation Iron: Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, Police corruption and misconduct in public office.
R v AG and Others – Armed robbery of high value items from a distribution centre.
R v MW & 8 Others: Conspiracy to Import and Supply Class A drugs worth £6.6 million.
R v MS & 8 Others: Conspiracy to Supply Class A and Money Laundering.
R v PS & 11 Others: Large-scale conspiracy to facilitate illegal immigration from the UK into Canada.
R v MR & 6 Others: Client alleged to be part of a highly organised crime group facilitating illegal immigration from Bangladesh.
R v IM & 35 Others: Representing one of the main defendants in one of the largest drugs conspiracies prosecuted in the Midlands.
R v DJ & 12 Others: Instructed to represent the defendant charged with evading duty on cigarettes on a substantial scale.
Operation Manifest: Defending in large scale and highly organised drugs conspiracy involving organised crime group in Sheffield and Nottingham supplying drugs to North East of England. Defendant acquitted of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
R v S & 8 Others: Defending one of the lead defendants in a multi-million drug trafficking case involving a sophisticated organised criminal group based in North East England.
R v JW & 8 Others: Representing one of the main defendants in this large scale drugs conspiracy involving millions of pounds of heroin. Defendant acquitted.
R v OO & 15 Others: Representing one of the defendants charged with conspiracy to facilitate sham marriages between British Nationals and nationals of an African origin for significant profit.
Operation Tartrate: Representing one of the defendants charged with evading duty of cigarette importation on a substantial scale.
R v PW & 7 Others: Representing lead defendant charged with conspiracy to facilitate illegal immigration on a large scale.
R v N & 23 Others: Client charged with supply of controlled drugs on commercial scale. Case also linked to a separate but linked murder trial.
R v E & Others: Defence counsel in large-scale conspiracy to import/export class A drugs and money laundering valued at over £80 million. Case stayed as a result of successful abuse of process application.
R v RB & Others: Multiple rape, kidnapping, false imprisonment and assault.
Operation Harehill: High profile CSE case in the North West of England
Operation Span: The highest profile CSE case to date.