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
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.