David Harounoff2018-11-02T15:18:37+00:00
David Harounoff

David Harounoff

Recommended as fraud practitioner

Legal 500, internet edition

YEAR OF CALL 1984

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Education

BA Law – University of Sussex
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Hasmonean High School, Hendon

Appointments

Appointed to CPS Counter-Terrorism Panel at Level 4
Appointed to the CPS Advocate Panel at Level 4
Appointed as a CPS specialist rape prosecutor
Appointed to the CPS Fraud Panel at Level 4
Appointed to the CPS Serous Crime Panel at Level 4

Memberships

Criminal Bar Association
Society of Labour Lawyers

Languages

Hebrew

Overview of Practice

David both prosecutes and defends at the very highest level of a range of criminal offences including Murder, attempted Murder, grave offences of violence, serious sexual offences, serious drug offences, human trafficking and fraud offences.

Practice Areas

Commercial fraud, money laundering, appellate work, serious drugs cases and all areas of serious crime.

Notable Cases

R v Koluginas: Snaresbrook Crown Court. October 2018. Instructed on behalf of defendant alleged to have repeatedly raped/sexually assaulted a vulnerable adult. Unanimous verdicts of not guilty secured on all five counts in just an hour of jury deliberations.

R v Ibrar:  Leeds Crown Court. September/October 2018. Instructed to defend in large scale grooming case. Link

R v Omotoso: Harrow Crown Court. September 2018. Instructed by the Crown in prosecution of defendant at his re-trial. Defendant convicted again of possession of firearm with intent to endanger life.

R v DH: Snaresbrook Crown Court. June 2018. Instructed as defence counsel for 16 year old defendant charged with attempted murder by stabbing victim four times. After 3-day trial and cross-examination of the complainant and the production of further evidence, Crown accept a guilty plea to S.20 GBH.

R v Jeffries: Blackfriars Crown Court. June 2018. Secures unanimous acquittal for client alleged to have drugged and raped a stranger.

R v Andy Johnson: Croydon Crown Court. June 2018. Instructed in the prosecution of defendant charged with trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence after he followed a mother and young daughter into their home. Application made to introduce defendant’s prior convictions which included following a mother and young daughter into their home, raping the mother and attempting to rape the daughter 20 years ago. Application succeeded. Defendant changed his plea to guilty. View Story

R v JC: Kingston Crown Court. Instructed as prosecution counsel. Following a 4-week trial, defendant convicted of multiple historic counts of cruelty and sexual assault on her son then aged 6 to 8 years.

R v Roger Campbell: Snaresbrook Crown Court. April 2018. Prosecution counsel in case involving historic sexual assaults on family members. 14 year sentence imposed.

R v Y. Ikram:  Reading Crown Court. February-March 2018. Instructed as defence counsel. Acquittal secured on attempted murder. Defendant convicted of S.18 wounding.

R v NG:  Wood Green Crown Court. January-February 2018: Instructed to prosecute defendant charged with the rape and sexual assaults of three young boys. Convictions secured on all 22 counts.

R v Ryan Pethers: Basildon Crown Court, October 2017. Instructed as defence counsel for client alleged to have embarked on a ‘campaign of rape.’ Acquittals secured on all five counts of rape and two counts of assault. Not Guilty verdicts were secured after just 40 minutes of jury deliberation

R v Amar Douali: Kingston Crown Court, September 2017. Instructed for the prosecution in case involving 16-year old charged with the knife-point violent rape of a 52-year old sex worker. Conviction secured.

R v Martin Booker – Snaresbrook Crown Court, September 2017. Instructed as prosecution counsel in serious case involving the violent rape of the complainant. Conviction secured. The defendant was sentenced to 9 years imprisonment. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5024799/Rape-victim-sent-desperate-message-friend.html?ito=email_share_article-top

R v Andre Kambaji – Wood Green Crown Court, August 2017. Instructed as defence counsel for client charged with the rape of two elderly women aged 82 and 77 in a care home. Defendant unanimously acquitted by jury. Trial Judge remarked that but for the able way in which the defendant was represented, a sentence in double figures would have been imposed.

R v Theo Black – Croydon Crown Court, April 2017. Appeared as prosecution counsel in serious case involving defendant charged with penetrative sexual activity with 14 year old boy. Defendant represented by eminent Queen’s Counsel. Conviction secured and defendant sentenced to 4 1/2 years imprisonment.

R v. Colin Blake – Snaresbrook Crown Court, April 2017. Prosecution Counsel in case involving serial rapist. Conviction secured and a 12 year sentenece of imprisonment imposed.

Johal – Snaresbrook Crown Court, January-March 2017. Defence counsel in multi-handed conspiracy to rob.

R v. Peter Fabiyi – Wood Green Crown Court, January 2017, appeared as Prosecution Counsel in serious S.18 GBH, Attempted Rape & Attempted Sexual Assualt. Conviction secured and Life Sentence imposed.

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R v. Nawaz Mohamed – Central Criminal Court, January-February 2017, instructed for defendant charged with shotting an opponent. Unanimous Not Guilty verdicts returned on all counts of Attempted Murder, S.18 GBH and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

R v. Dervis Toguz – Wood Green Crown Court. October 2016. Defence counsel, secured acquittal on multiple rape allegations.

R v . Burgess & Omotoso – Harrow Crown Court. August 2016. Prosecution counsel. Both men convicted of possession of firearms with intent to endanger life. 12 year sentence imposed. Both men found to be dangerous.

R v. Mark Anderson – Woolwich Crown Court. Successful prosecution of Church Minister for historic repeated rape of own biological daughter. 19 year sentece imposed.

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R v. Luke McCarthy – Southwark Crown Court. Prosecution counsel in ‘Vampire’ rape case.

R v. ‘N’ – Central Criminal Court. Defence counsel. Secured acquittal in attempted murder case.

R v. Zheng – March/April 2016. Snaresbrook Crown Court. Prosecution Counsel in serious rape and false imprisonment case. 12 year sentence imposed.

R v. Mohammed Rehman – March 2016. Croydon Crown Court. Prosecution Counsel in serious robbery of eldery infirm man by a youth. 5 year sentence imposed.

R v. Olufemi Oduyemi – March 2016. Wood Green Crown Court. Prosecution Counsel in serious kidnap case. 5 year sentence imposed.

R v. Sami Selimi – January 2016. Oxford Crown Court. Successful prosecution of defendant charged with firearm offences.

R v. Ian Taylor – January 2016. Oxford Crown Court. Successful prosecution of defendant convicted of serious sexual offences against step-daughter.

R v. Mohammed Tareq Patel – October-December 2015. Leeds Crown Court. Successful defence of manager of factory in Dewsbury charged with serious human trafficking offences. Trial Judge found there to be ‘no case to answer’. Successfully resisted prosecution attempt to overturn ruling in the Court of Appeal. High profile case that attracted much media attention.

R v. Roland Omorogbee – October 2014. Inner London Crown Court. Successful prosecution of defendant charged with the rape of a 14 year old. 9 year sentence increased to 12 years by Court of Appeal.

R v. George Woodman – June 2015. Bristol Crown Court. Successful defence of man charged with committing high-value burglaries of jewellery stores.

R v. Robert Graves – February 2015. Maidstone Crown Court. Successful prosecution in case involving child-sex images.

R v. Mohamed Hussein – January 2015. Luton Crown Court. Prosecution counsel in substantial cocaine ‘factory’ case. 10 year sentence imposed.

R v. Mahboob Hussein – November 2014. Cambridge Crown Court. Defence counsel in multi-million pound cocaine/heroin supply case.

R v. Adnan Mahroof – November 2014. Aylesbury Crown Court. Successful defence of man charged with Kidnap, Robbery (alleged use of gun) and Witness Intimidation.

R v. Daniel Baker – September 2014. Woolwich Crown Court. Successful prosecution of arsonist.

R v. Imran Ghafoor – August 2014. Luton Crown Court. Successful prosecution of defendant convicted of simultaneously raping two sisters. 16 year sentence imposed.

R v. Bilal Mulla – June 2014. Bradford Crown Court. Defence counsel in multi-million pound heroin supply case. Represented principal defendant. Trial Judge found there to be ‘no case to answer’ at conclusion of prosecution case.

R v. Martin Jones – April 2014. Reading Crown Court. Defence Counsel in substantial money laundering case.

R v. Antonio Giddens – March 2014. Isleworth Crown Court. Successful prosecution of serious S.18 wounding. 15 years imprisonment imposed.

R v. David Williamson – January 2014. Kingston Crown Court. Successful prosecution of self-styled ‘Scottish/Irish’ ‘terrorist’. Total sentence of 10 years imprisonment imposed.

R v. Chambers & Creasy – November 2013. Inner London Crown Court. Successfully prosecuted violent attack on prostitutes by underworld figure.

R v. Duane Herbert – September 2013. Reading Crown Court. Successful defence of teacher charged with historic sexual offences.

R v. Razwan Hussein – September 2013. Leeds Crown Court. Defence Counsel in £ multi-million heroin importation.

R v. Christopher Horne – January 2013. Kingston Crown Court. Defence Counsel in attempted GBH on Police Officer. Allegation was that defendant attempted to gauge out the eye of the complainant.

R v. Salih & Hamasaleh – September 2012. Warwick Crown Court. Prosecution Counsel in substantial tobacco smuggling case.

R v. Selva Carmichael – August 2012. Peterborough Crown Court. Defence Counsel in substantial fraud/money laundering case.

R v. Michel Mutshayila – March 2012. Blackfriars Crown Court. Defence Counsel. Defendant acquitted of attempted murder.

R v. Andrew Haywood – September 2011. Aylesbury Crown Court. Defence Counsel in case involving rape of siblings.

R v. Leon Rush – August 2011. Aylesbury Crown Court. Defence Counsel in serious sexual assault case on children.

R v. Ibrahim & Others – July 2011. Kingston Crown Court. Prosecution counsel in 5-handed kidnap offence.

R v. Damilola Joseph – July 2011. Snaresbrook Crown Court. Prosecution counsel in serious firearms offence.

R v. Goulson Saona – June 2011. Inner London Crown Court. Prosecution cousel in serious s.18 wounding.

R v. Leon Rush – May 2011. Aylesbury Crown Court. Defence counsel in trial involving child rape.

R v. Feighan & Others – March 2011. Kingston Crown Court. Prosecution counsel in serious s.18 wounding gang attack on middle-aged man.

R v. Sosi – March 2011. Wood Green Crown Court. Prosecution counsel in case involving use of firearm with intent to endanger life.

R v. Headington – February 2011. Huntingdon Crown Court. Defence counsel in serious sexual assault trial.

R v. Shiels – January 2011. Southwark Crown Court. Prosecution counsel in G8 riot trial.

R v. Kamwaka – January 2011. Basildon Crown Court. Prosecution counsel in trial involving abuse of elderly patients at a care home.

R v. Smith & Others – December 2010. Central Criminal Court. Prosecution counsel in 20-handed affray.

R v. Mohammed Butt – November 2010. Snaresbrook Crown Court. Prosecution counsel in serious threat to kill, where middle-aged victim suffered fatal heart attack offence committed.

R v. Donald Campbell – October 2010. Central Criminal Court. Prosecution counsel in serious s.18 wounding machete attack.

R v. Zadeh – July 2010. Isleworth Crown Court. Prosecution counsel in large Opium importation – Serious Organised Crime Agency prosecution.

R v. Mehdibore Chaoudhury – April 2010. Court of Appeal. Prosecution counsel in serious firearms offence.

R v. Johnson – March 2010. Guildford Crown Court. Defended 79 year old man on s.18 wounding.

R v. Liggins – January-February 2010. Sheffield Crown Court. Leading Junior for defence in substantial and complex Serious Fraud Office prosecution.

R v. Kalil Reza – January 2010. Isleworth Crown Court. Defence Counsel in multi-handed knifepoint robbery.

R v. Mark Dixon – December 2009. Lewes Crown Court. Prosecution counsel in large and highly complex child pornography case.

R v. Abdul Khan – November 2009. Reading Crown Court. Defence counsel in serious kidnapping case.

R v. Hussein Ahmed – September 2009. Central Criminal Court. Prosecution counsel in attempted murder trial.

R v. Gray – September 2009. Prosecution counsel in serious child cruelty case.

R v. Cheeseman – May-June 2009. Kingston Crown Court. Leading Junior in major burglary and theft case.

R v. Kalocsai – March-April 2009. Inner London Crown Court. Prosecution counsel in serious human trafficking trial.

R v. Harrington – January 2009. Reading Crown Court. Defence counsel in serious rape, kidnap and false imprisonment case.

R v. Kwada – October 2008. Chelmsford Crown Court. Defence counsel in rape of a minor.

R v. Ashley Ball – September 2008. Reading Crown Court. Defence counsel in serious kidnapping case.

R v. Gilbert Brown – June 2008. Central Criminal Court. Prosecution counsel in attempted murder case.

Reported Cases

Atlan v. UK, European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, 2000. Times Law Report 3rd July 2001. Prosecution failure to disclose material to defence in major drugs importation case, fair procedure not adopted. Article 6(1) breach upheld, applicant deprived of fair trial.

R v. Cairns, 2000 CLR 473. Times Law Report 8th March 2000. Murder conviction quashed on admissibility of fresh evidence in the Court of Appeal.

R v. Wijs, 1998 2 Cr. App. R. 436. Authority on sentencing in amphetamine cases.

R v. Sakkaravej, 1997 CLR 508. Major heroin importation by Thai diplomat. Diplomatic immunity from search and arrest.

R v. Serdeiro, 1996 1 Cr.App.R (Section) 251. Guideline case on sentencing class ‘A’ couriers.

R v. Mandair – House of Lords, 1994 1 AC. Authority on grievous bodily harm and whether the House of Lords’ has power to hear appeals not advanced in the Court of Appeal.