Notable cases

NOTABLE CRIMINAL DEFENCE CASES

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We are experts in criminal defence. Many of our cases have attracted national and international media interest.

Assault

  • 2019- R-v WS. Nottingham Crown Court., Operation Hames. Represented a client in a multi hander affray with five defendants. The victim died of a stroke after falling into a coma following the incident. This case attracted huge international media coverage and campaigns against the defendants. WS was spared imprisonment. 
  • 2020 – R-v- DL. Leeds Crown Court. Represented DL. In a multi hander serious assault (section 18) and violent disorder trial involving seven defendants.
  • 2018- R -v- BB. Sheffield Crown Court. represented BB who was accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. The Complainant had suffered horrific head injuries. BB was acquitted.

Section 18 Assault

  • 2020 R-v- NM, Sheffield Crown Court. Represented the defendant who had pleaded guilty for causing grievous bodily harm with intent where it was alleged the defendant had used his car to drive into the victim. . Successfully appealed against sentence at the Court of Appeal where the appeal had been made on the basis the learned Judge gave no weight, and made no adjustment for, the mitigating factors, the Judge erred  in considering the case fell within category one of the sentencing guidelines and where the Judge erred in making no adjustments regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. The case attracted wide media attention.

Causing Serious Injury by Dangerous Driving

  • 2019- R-v- IT. Manchester Crown Court. represented IT who had been charged with causing serious injury with dangerous driving where the victim had suffered injuries resulting in being hospitalised for two months. IT was spared prison.

Criminal Damage Conspiracies

  • 2020- R -v- EJ. Sheffield Crown Court. Represented the client in a multi handed conspiracy to commit criminal damage in the form of graffiti on trains involving Northern trains, East Midlands trains and Virgin trains causing extensive damage over a period of time. EJ received a suspended sentence

Drugs Conspiracies/ Supply of Drugs

  • 2019 – R -v -HK – Manchester Crown Court. Operation Gamber. Represented HK in a multi hander conspiracy to supply class A drugs namely heroin and cocaine across the North West and Midlands involving 16 defendants involved in a large-scale narcotic distribution group. 90,000 pages of evidence were served. The investigation was led by Greater Manchester Police Serious and Organised Crime Group unit. The case was widely reported in the media.
  • 2018- R -v- DG – Manchester Crown Court. Operation Cosmetic. represented DG in a multi hander and multi-million-pound conspiracy to supply cocaine and conspiracy to produce 300kg of amphetamine involving national distribution of drugs. The case attracted national media coverage. 
  • 2019 – R-v- MM – Sheffield Crown Court. Represented MM in a multi hander conspiracy to produce class B drugs. We successfully made an application to dismiss against MM.
  • 2018 – R-V- AW – Sheffield Crown Court. Represented a client in a multi hander conspiracy to supply class B drugs. AW was acquitted.
  • 2020- R – v – CC . Leeds Crown Court. Represented CC in a drug cultivation matter involving production of 171 cannabis plants having a street value of £90,000. The court heard how this was a very sophisticated cannabis production set up and implemented as part of an organised crime group. CC was spared a prison sentence.
  • 2019 – R-v- DC. Sheffield Crown Court. Represented DC where he was tried for possession with intent to supply class A drugs including crack cocaine and heroin. The case attracted media interest.

Firearms

  • 2020 – R v KH. Sheffield Crown Court. Represented KH who had been charged with possession of a weapon namely a Linher handy prod stun gun designed or adapted for the discharge of an electrical current. We successfully persuaded the court that the Linher cattle prod did not conform to the definition of a prohibited weapon. A not guilty verdict was entered.
  • 2020 – R v KH. Sheffield Crown Court. Represented KH who had been charged with possession of a weapon namely a stun gun designed or adapted for the discharge of an electrical current. Successfully persuaded the court that the stun gun did not conform to the definition of a prohibited weapon. A not guilty verdict was entered. 

Fraud Conspiracies

  • 2019- R -v- MA . Sheffield Crown Court. Operation Loft. Represented the main defendant in a multi handed conspiracy to facilitate unlawful immigration involving nine defendants. The applications were made on an industrial scale. The case involved a two-year investigation by Immigration Enforcement’s Criminal and Financial Investigation (CFI) team. This was a lengthy trial and the case was widely reported in the national media.
  • 2019 R-v- SA, Liverpool Crown Court. Operation Codete. Represented the defendant in a multi handed conspiracy to facilitate unlawful immigration involving a wide international element. After successful negotiations, SA was spared a prison sentence, although the maximum sentence for assisting unlawful immigration, contrary to section 25(1) of the Immigration Act 1971, is 14 years’ imprisonment.

Kidnapping

  • 2019 – R-v-MA . Sheffield Crown Court. Represented MA in a kidnapping case involving two defendants.
  • 2020 R-v- AS, Basildon Crown Court. Represented the defendant in a multi handed kidnapping case. Successfully negotiated a lesser charge. The case attracted wide media attention.

Money Laundering

  • 2020- R-v- QA – Snaresbrook Crown Court. Represented the defendant in a Money Laundering matter. After successful representation, the defendant was spared a prison sentence.
  • 2019 – R-v- EC . Derby crown court. Represented EC in a two-hander money laundering case to the value of over quarter million pounds. After successful negotiations, EC was spared a prison sentence.

Prison Mutiny

  • 2019 – R v MM. Maidstone Crown Court. operation Disclaim. Represented MM in a seven week prison mutiny (riot) trial at HMP Swaleside involving a total of 21 defendants and four separate trials. The case was widely reported in the national media.

Sexual Offences

  • 2019 – R-v-LS. Sheffield Crown Court. Represented LS in a multi hander conspiracy to pervert the course of justice as part of a wider sexual abuse case. After trial LS was acquitted.
  • 2018 – R -v- MM Leeds Crown Court – represented MM in a 10 day rape trial where he was accused of multiple counts of serious rape over a number of years. MM was acquitted

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