Sebastian has significant experience in representing those accused of serious drug offences and is regularly instructed in cases requiring handling of ANPR, telephonic and financial material.
Notable Crime cases
Operation Arbus  Cardiff Crown Court
Instructed as junior Counsel to Jim Tilbury in a lengthy trial relating to violent kidnaps committed by an organised criminal group.
Acquittals were secured on all counts.
R v C  Croydon Crown Court
Instructed as Prosecution Counsel in an NCA led investigation relating to the importation of 4.5kg of cocaine. A conviction was secured after trial.
R v R  Harrow Crown Court
Secured acquittal for Defendant accused of Perverting the Course of Justice.
R v S & Others  Woolwich Crown Court
Instructed in relation to a matter arising from an assault on a prison guard.
The case attracted considerable press interest.
R v B  Inner London Crown Court
Secured acquittal for young defendant charged with knife point robbery. The Jury heard about the Defendant’s previous convictions for carrying a knife.
Operation Saltford  Isleworth Crown Court
Instructed as junior to Chris Henley QC in a case concerning the murder of a vulnerable man strangled in his own home.
R v G  Birmingham Crown Court
Instructed as junior Counsel to Adam Kane QC in a case involving a vehicle used as a weapon. The Defendant was acquitted of Attempted Murder.
Operation Prosist  Blackfriars Crown Court
Instructed as junior Counsel to Mr Grahame James in a conspiracy to smuggle a large number of firearms into the UK. The case involved close scrutiny of a large volume of telephonic data.
Operation Arabella  Harrow Crown Court
Instructed in multi-handed Conspiracy to Burgle involving cell-site analysis. The defendants were alleged to have carried out over 60 offences (including aggravated burglaries) in one month.
R v M  Court of Appeal
Appeal Against Sentence relating to Identity Documents. Sentence halved resulting in immediate release.  EWCA Crim 1875
R v C  Woolwich Crown Court
Secured acquittal for recently released offender charged with Possession with Intent to supply and being concerned in the supply of drugs.
R v M & Others  Snaresbrook Crown Court
Defendant acquitted of PWITS class A. The Defendant was found in drug dealer’s vehicle next to large amount of pre-packaged party drugs.
R v T  Salisbury Crown Court
Intoxicated Defendant acquitted of multiple Counts of ABH arising from a prolonged fight on New Years’ Eve, on the basis of self-defence. Injuries to the complainants included bites to the face and arm.
R v P & Others  Isleworth Crown Court
Defendant acquitted of assaulting a prison officer in an incident arising from large-scale violent incident within Feltham Young Offenders involving multiple defendants.