NOTABLE CASES

R v P and another 2021 - Court of Appeal

Murder case in which we were able to successfully have the murder conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal in January 2021. Case is ongoing.

 

 

R v K (2021) Woolwich Crown Court.

Defendant who was a law student of good character was charged with Robbery, Theft and ABH. K was accused of entering a local store which resulted in a dispute with the shopkeeper. It was alleged that K assaulted the shopkeeper and took items belonging to the store. Following our representation at trial, K was found Not Guilty of Robbery and Theft. The jury could not decide on the ABH charge. At the retrial we were able to make successful representations for the Crown to accept a S4 Public Order in place of the ABH. As a result D received a conditional discharge for this matter meaning he is able to pursue a career in law.

 

 

R v T (2021) St Albans Crown Court.

T was charged with S18 GBH where it was alleged he and another assaulted the complainant with a metal pole. As a result of the assault the complainant lost his hearing in one ear. Following trial T was acquitted of S18 GBH following a trial. T had earlier pleaded guilty to a s20 GBH and and received a suspended sentence for these offences.

 

 

R v J - (2021) Highbury Corner Magistrates Court.

J was charged with Assaulting an Emergency Worker and Obstructing a Drugs Search. 

We were successfully able to challenge the prosecution case and J was found Not Guilty of both offences.

 

 

R v B (2020) Walworth Police Station

B was arrested for importing a firearm into the UK. Following expert advice at the Police Station to provide an account in interview. Following a lengthy investigation into the case no further action was taken against D.

 

 

R v D (2021) Inner London Crown Court

D was convicted of ABH and Theft at Croydon Magistrates Court. D was unrepresented at trial and wished to appeal his conviction after the appeal time limits had lapsed. We were able to make successful submissions in the case and D was granted permission to appeal out of time. Case is ongoing. 

 

 

R v Z (Maidstone Crown Court 2019)

Z had been charged with offences of Conspiracy to commit Human Trafficking by trafficking prostitutes from China to the UK and forcing them to work as prostitutes. Following extensive requests for disclosure, the Crown Prosecution Service offered no evidence against the Defendant.

 

 

Albania v H (Westminster Magistrates Court 2020)

H was successfully discharged from an Albanian Extradition Warrant for an offence of murder in which he was subject to a sentence of 25 years. The warrant was discharged following successful submission on passage of time.

 

 

Albania v K (Westminster Magistrates Court 2020)

 

K was successfully discharged from an Albanian Extradition Warrant in 2020.

 

 

R v C and others (Snaresbrook Crown Court 2019)

C faced a confiscation proceeding following a conviction for a drugs conspiracy valued in excess of 8 million pounds. Following successful submissions C was ordered to pay a benefit figure of £2,000

 

 

R v M and others (2018)

 

M faced confiscation proceedings following a conviction for a drugs Confiscation

 

 

R v M and others (Inner London Crown Court 2020)

 

M had been convicted of offences of Fraud which was committed whilst D was an employee of a well-known bank. Whilst the sentencing guidelines pointed toward an immediate custodial sentence following meticulously presented mitigation M received a community order.

R v S (Central Criminal Court 2019)  

 

S was sentenced for a High Profile case of Terrorism which recorded threats made against the Royal Family.

R v M (Basildon Crown Court 2019)

 

M was charged with an offence of assisting an offender causing serious injury following a roadside accident which resulted in the victim having her leg amputated. Following successful representations, the CPS accepted pleas to a lesser charge of assisting an offender who had committed dangerous driving. M was sentenced to a suspended sentence.

R v A (Romford Police Station 2018)

 

 A was arrested for Murder following the death of his partner who had died due to an extensive amount of poison found in her system. A was the only suspect identified by the police. A was represented at the Police Station by Jason Lartey and given robust advice at the initial investigation stage. Following a lengthy and complex investigation no further action was taken against A.

R v B (Southwark Crown Court 2019)

 

B was arrested following police observations and charged with a number of firearm related offences including possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Following successful analysis of the prosecution case, the index charge was amended to possession of an imitation firearm therefore avoiding the mandatory 5 year minimum sentence.

R v C and another – (Croydon Crown Court 2019)

 

D was charged with child cruelty and abuse spanning a number of years. The matter reached trial and following repeated requests for disclosure the prosecution offered no evidence in this case.

 

 

R v Love - [2018] EWHC 172 (Admin)

 

Supervising solicitor of the team who had the Extradition Warrant discharged in this case following successful submissions of the Forum Bar argument.

 

 

Interpol 2019

 

Successful removal of a Red Notice imposed on a citizen by the UAE.

 

 

R v Z (Maidstone Crown Court 2019) 

 

Z had been charged with offences of Conspiracy to commit Human Trafficking by trafficking prostitutes from China to the UK and forcing them to work as prostitutes. Following extensive requests for disclosure, the Crown Prosecution Service offered no evidence against the Defendant.

R v C and others (Snaresbrook Crown Court 2019)

 

C faced a confiscation proceeding following a conviction for a drugs conspiracy valued in excess of 8 million pounds. Following successful submissions C was ordered to pay a benefit figure of £2,000

 

R v M and others (Southwark Crown Court 2018)

 

M faced confiscation proceedings following a conviction for a large TFL fraud of over £100,000. Following successful representations D was deemed to have an available amount of £1.

R v M and others (Inner London Crown Court 2020)

 

M had been convicted of offences of Fraud which was committed whilst D was an employee of a well-known bank. Whilst the sentencing guidelines pointed toward an immediate custodial sentence following meticulously presented mitigation M received a community order.

R v S (Central Criminal Court 2019) 

 

S was sentenced for a High Profile case of Terrorism which recorded threats made against the Royal Family.

 

R v M (Basildon Crown Court 2019)

 

M was charged with an offence of assisting an offender causing serious injury following a roadside accident which resulted in the victim having her leg amputated. Following successful representations, the CPS accepted pleas to a lesser charge of assisting an offender who had committed dangerous driving. M was sentenced to a suspended sentence.

 

R v A (Romford Police Station 2018)

 

A was arrested for Murder following the death of his partner who had died due to an extensive amount of poison found in her system. A was the only suspect identified by the police. A was represented at the Police Station by Jason Lartey and given robust advice at the initial investigation stage. Following a lengthy and complex investigation no further action was taken against A.

 

 

R v B (Southwark Crown Court 2019)

 

B was arrested following police observations and charged with a number of firearm related offences including possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Following successful analysis of the prosecution case, the index charge was amended to possession of an imitation firearm therefore avoiding the mandatory 5 year minimum sentence.

 

R v C and another 

 

Croydon Crown Court 2019) – D was charged with child cruelty and abuse spanning a number of years. The matter reached trial and following repeated requests for disclosure the prosecution offered no evidence in this case.

R V E (Woolwich Crown Court 2020) 

 

D was charged with possession of indecent images and was due to stand trial. The CPS decided to offer no evidence once we sought and served our own independent expert report which case doubt on the prosecution case.

R v M (Lewisham Police Station 2018)

 

A nurse who had been arrested on suspicion of Theft. Following our own investigation parallel to the police investigation and written representations to the CPS no further action was taken.

R v S (2019)

 

Film industry worker accused on assaulting a vulnerable family member. Following successful written representations - no further action was taken.

R v M ( Lewisham Police Station 2019)

 

Well known musician arrested for conspiracy to commit GBH. Following specialist advice at the police station. No further action was taken.

R v S ( Camberwell Magistrates Court 2016)

 

Professional footballer who had been convicted of driving whilst disqualified sentenced to a financial penalty. At the time of conviction his ban has finished, following successful representation a new ban was not imposed.