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 unrivalled 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 Chapletown: Gang related murder where prosecution offered no evidence against the client after legal argument 8 weeks into the trial.
Operation Poppy: Gang related executions relating to drugs war between gangs in Liverpool
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. She was executed by her family and her body was disposed of over 150 miles away from her home. Her decomposed body was found over 5 months later after a very long and complex police operation.
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.
Drugs and other Organised Crime
Operation Frank: Importation and supply of Class A controlled drugs
Operation Alamos: Importation and supply of Class A controlled drugs.
Operation Penshurst: Importation and supply of Class A controlled drugs
Operation Viola: Conspiracy to supply Class A controlled drugs.
Operation Adolescent: Human Trafficking and money laundering.
Operation Jericho 2: Conspiracy to supply Class A controlled drugs.
Operation Manifest: Conspiracy to supply Class A and money laundering.
Operation Tartrate: Conspiracy to Evade Duty on cigarettes
Serious Sexual Offences
Operation Harehill: High profile child sexual abuse trial. Representing one of the defendants charged with trafficking young girls in the West Yorkshire Region.
Operation Chalice: High profile child sexual abuse trial. Defendants charged with widespread sexual grooming of children in the Shropshire area.
R v DA: Sexual Trafficking, Slavery and Grooming.
Operation Span: The most high profile case of child sexual trafficking to date. Represented one of two out of 11 defendants acquitted of rape, sexual grooming and trafficking of young girls after a controversial 4 month trial which gained interest of the national media and demonstrations by BNP, EDL and various anti-racist organisations. The case triggered a national public debate regarding sexual grooming of young girls.