Paul Crampin

Call 1992

He is known for his cutting cross-examination and evoking speeches which inspire admiration from the court.


An experienced leading junior who combines exceptional client relationships with careful and detailed case preparation.

Paul has a wide-ranging practice in all areas of criminal law. He regularly appears as a leading junior, with a particular expertise in cases involving drugs, firearms, serious violence and terrorism.

He has acted in several serious criminal trials, including large-scale Conspiracy to Supply Class A drugs, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robberies and Large scale Money Laundering matters.

Notable Crime cases

R -v- SA Bolton Crown Court

Conspiracy to distribute class A and class B drugs via a dairy in Lancashire.

R -v- TH Isleworth Crown Court

Conspiracy to import cannabis and heroin via fruit imported into Heathrow Airport.

R -v- TH Minshull Street Crown Court

Importation of class A drugs from Pakistan via the Post Office.

R -v- TW Minshull Street Crown Court

Importation of cocaine via baggage handlers in Jamaican airports.

R -v- CH Blackfriars Crown Court

County lines drugs matter operating between London and Essex.

R -v- WC Reading Crown Court

Kidnap and assault regarding unpaid drugs debts

R -v- AR Woolwich Crown Court

Possession of Firearms, discharged in the street.

R -v- JH Kingston Crown Court

Violent Disorder and Section 18, groups of youths involved in a knife fight at a school.

R -v- MK Southwark Crow Court

Kidnap, false imprisonment and torture, involving client with severe learning difficulties and use of intermediary.

R -v- MA Croydon Crown Court

Conspiracy to commit armed robberies on cash in transit vans across South London.

R -v- GT Wood Green Crown Court

Section 18 involving a large group chasing and stabbing a member of a rival gang.

R -v- JP Preston Crown Court

Conspiracy to kidnap a money launderer in order to recover money from a failed drug deal.

R -v- AA Leeds Crown Court

Possession of items for a terrorist use.

R -v- KB Central Crown Court

Assisting a terrorist. Providing assistance to ISIS sympathiser travelling to Syria.

R -v- IH Central Crown Court

Exporting items for use by snipers in Syria via aid convoys.

R -v- LB Southwark Crown Court

Providing firearms to terrorist groups in London

Notable Business Crime & Fraud cases

R -v- KO Central Crown Court

Internet used to fraudulently access payday loan accounts.

R -v- HG Central Crown Court

Access gained to internet passwords to commit fraud.

R -v- AR Manchester Crown Court

English language testing fraud, resulting from an investigation by the BBC into student visas being obtained illegally.

R -v- DR Snaresbrook Crown Court

Diversion fraud against suppliers of IT equipment.

R -v- SA Burnley Crown Court

English language testing fraud, resulting from the same BBC investigation as above.

R -v- DB Ipswich Crown Court

Tax fraud, retired black cab driver charged with conspiring to evade tax via eBay accounts

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