Notable Crime cases
R v K  Kingston CC
Secured unanimous acquittal for defendant charged with inflicting GBH and assault by beating.
R v B  Luton CC
Instructed as trial counsel to represent a youth charged as part of a multi handed aggravated burglary. The Crown offered no evidence.
R v J  Croydon YC
Drafted written representations inviting the Crown to review two charges of possession with intent to supply class A and class B. Upon review, both charges were discontinued.
R v A  Croydon YC
Secured a 12-month referral order with intensive contract for a client sentenced for s18 GBH.
R v D  Isleworth Crown Court, sitting at Holborn
Represented a client charged with possession with intent to supply cannabis and possession of criminal property. The jury acquitted the defendant of the money laundering count.
R v C  Croydon MC
Client acquitted of one charge of possession of a bladed article. The defence advanced was reasonable excuse, on the basis that the client had found the knife on the street and was disposing of it for the safety of the public.
R v J [Croydon MC]
Secured acquittal for client charged with assault by beating, despite the Crown relying on live evidence from the complainant and an independent eyewitness.
R v S  Lavender Hill MC
Secured acquittal after trial for client charged with speeding 51 mph in a 30mph zone. The officer in the case was challenged on whether the pro-laser speed detection device used could have given an accurate reading considering the level of traffic at the time.
R v F  Bromley MC
Secured acquittal after trial for a client charged with failing to provide information relating to the identification of a driver. The defence was proved under s172(7)(b) RTA 1988.
R v W  Wimbledon MC
Client acquitted of one charge of common assault, where there was a lack of evidence and uncertainty surrounding the identification of the assailant.
R v U  Croydon Magistrates Court
Made written representations to the CPS to review the prosecution against a client for one charge of fraudulently using a registration mark. The matter was remitted for a caution to be administered, thereby preserving the client’s good character.
R v J  Inner London Crown Court
Persuaded the court not to activate a suspended sentence in circumstances where probation was recommending the sentence be activated in full. The breach was marked with a £250 fine.
R v R  Wood Green Crown Court
Successful in preventing the activation of a suspended sentence in circumstances where the client had committed a new offence and failed to comply with the terms of the original order.
R v R  Worthing MC
Client was originally charged with causing serious injury by careless driving, which carries a mandatory minimum disqualification period of 12 months. The complainant in the matter had sustained a fractured tibia and fractured fibula. After discussions the Crown agreed to amend the charge to careless driving enabling the client to avoid disqualification.
R v M [Reading CC]
Represented client at committal for sentence for two charges of assault on an emergency worker (including strangulation). The client avoided an immediate custodial sentence, being sentenced to 20 weeks imprisonment suspended for 18 months.
R v L  Sevenoaks MC
Successfully argued ‘special reasons’ after the client had pleaded guilty to driving whilst disqualified. The special reasons were made out on the basis that the client was unaware that he had been disqualified from driving. As a result of the special reasons hearing, the client avoided further disqualification and instead received 4 points on their licence.
R v S  Leeds MC
Successfully argued for exceptional hardship and as a result the client avoided a totting disqualification.