Overview of Practice
Alisdair Smith is a highly experienced advocate in all areas of crime especially serious sexual offences (including multi-complainant cases), murder and serious violence, serious drug offences, money laundering, proceeds of crime and fraud including as leading junior counsel and in multi-defendant cases. He has been involved in many cases involving vulnerable adults and children both prosecuting and defending. He has extensive experience relating to obtaining and considering third party disclosure and issues relating to public interest immunity both in sexual offences and other serious crime.
Alisdair’s work has included defending in large scale drug dealing/importation and fraud both as leading junior and junior counsel. He has appeared regularly for the prosecution against leading counsel.
Alisdair regularly advises on charging decisions in allegations of serious sexual offending. He also conducts local authority prosecutions in regulatory fields and as well as appellate proceedings.
Criminal Defence and Prosecution