R v LA
(Ealing Magistrates’ Court, 2019) – Instructed to represent a defendant accused of a public order offence in a bookmakers. Successful submission of no case to answer following legal submissions.
R v A (Reading Youth Court, 2019) – Instructed to represent a youth of good character charged with the possession of an offensive weapon. Successful submission of no case to answer following cross examination of a 14-year-old witness.
R v RDJ (Snaresbrook Crown Court, 2020) – Instructed to represent a defendant accused of dangerous driving. Successful application to dismiss following written and oral submissions.
R v SR (St Albans Crown Court, 2021) – Following a stay in proceedings for appeal proceedings to take place (see Rowlett above), represented the defendant in proceedings for multiple breaches of a SHPO. 4 counts of an 8-count indictment were not proceeded with following submission of an application to dismiss. 6 months imprisonment concurrent on each of the breaches despite the offending taking place over nearly 18 months.
R v AQ (Wood Green Crown Court, 2021) – Instructed to prosecute defendant accused of assault occasioning ABH. Conviction secured following a 4-day trial and cross examination of a facial mapping expert called by the defence. Praised by resident judge who presided over the trial for presentation of the case and cross examination of defence witnesses.
R v AS (Harrow Crown Court, 2021) – Instruct to represent defendant accused of possession of an offensive weapon, common assault and racially aggravated words or behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress. All alleged offences captured on video. Defendant tried in absence following refusal to attend. Secured unanimous acquittals on all charges following two hours of jury deliberations.
R v DA (Harrow Crown Court, 2021) – Instructed to prosecute defendant accused of PWITS class A x 2, dangerous driving and assault by beating of an emergency worker. 8-day trial involved treating the main prosecution witness as hostile. Defendant convicted of dangerous driving, acquitted of the assault with a hung jury on the drugs offences.
R v SH (Harrow Crown Court, 2021) – Led by Neil Griffin, defending the first defendant in a large, multi-handed class A drugs supply conspiracy. Listed for re-trial in September 2022.
R v ID and others (Wood Green Crown Court, 2021-2022) – Led by Henrietta Paget, prosecuting four defendants accused of various offences under the Modern Slavery Act, together with connected benefit / bogus compensation claim frauds. All defendants convicted of each count they were charged with on indictment following a 7-week trial. Disposal proceedings ongoing.
R v MT (Newport (Isle of Wight) Crown Court, 2021) – Instructed to represent a young defendant of good character accused of assaulting a paramedic by beating whilst drunk. Paramedic and three officers called for the Crown as witnesses of fact, and BWV covering the incident relied upon. Defendant raised factual denial as a defence. Unanimously acquitted after a 3-day trial and 90 minutes of jury deliberations.
R v EW (Central Criminal Court sitting at Monument, 2021) – Instructed to represent defendant accused of racially aggravated criminal damage and racially aggravated public order offences during alleged road rage incident against a stranger’s car. Photos of damage and two civilian witnesses relied upon by the Crown. Factual denial raised as a defence. Unanimously acquitted of all charges following a 3-day trial and 95 minutes of deliberations.