Notable Crime cases
R v B  Inner London Crown Court
Secured acquittal for client charged with s.20 GBH, joint enterprise. The defendant was working as security at a night club where he was caught on CCTV, allegedly participating in a brutal attack against a customer, the victim. The victim incurred life changing injuries as a result. Anisha advanced self-defence and a denial of any involvement in the joint-enterprise whether as a principal or accessory.
R v B  Aylesbury Crown Court
Secured acquittal for client charged with assault against an emergency worker by successfully advancing the defence that the client lacked the requisite mens rea, acting on reflex to regain his balance after the complainant officer pushed him.
R v M  Isleworth Crown Court
Prosecuted a sex worker from Brazil who had smuggled 1.2 kilograms of cocaine into Heathrow Airport. Evening Standard and Daily Mail (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9202925/Man-31-caught-Heathrow-2-6lb-cocaine-stomach.html)
R v E  Croydon Magistrates Court
Successfully advanced special reasons where client was under the genuine belief that he was insured, having bought insurance through a social media scam.
R v I  Uxbridge Magistrates Court
Successfully opposed a bad character application where the client had gained multiple previous convictions for public order offences in very similar circumstances, and subsequently securing an acquittal.
R v P  Reading Magistrates Court
Secured a suspended sentence for a defendant charged with stalking involving serious harm and harassment. The client’s offending was said to be prolonged and sustained over a period of time, including following the victim and her child from school to extracurricular activities. Defendant also had a number of convictions for breaching a non-molestation orders that related to two previous relationships.
R v R  Luton Magistrates Court
Secured a community order for a defendant charged with revenge pornography involving sending intimate photographs of the victim to her partner, partner’s mother and his children, causing serious distress.
R v H  Croydon Magistrates Court
Persuaded the CPS to offer no evidence against a client who was in possession of Class C drugs: the Crown’s initial position was that the drugs were only permissible if they were contained within a medicinal product. Representations were made that they had applied the old legislation which had since been revised to omit the provision they sought to rely on.