Silas has represented clients accused of fraud, serious violence, supply of drugs and serious sexual allegations. He has particular expertise in the representation of client’s with complex mental health and neurological issues. Silas has been instructed in an array of cases involving challenges to expert evidence, as well as in cases involving complex disclosure and investigation issues including making applications of abuse of process.
Notable Crime cases
R v IA (ongoing) Birmingham Crown Court.
Defence of a police officer accused of corruption.
R v M (2023) Isleworth Crown Court.
Defendant acquitted of possession of criminal property, £1390, in circumstances where he was found with eight types of controlled drug. Given a suspended sentence with no punitive requirement for eight counts of possession with intent to supply class A, B and C drugs.
R v K (2023) Isleworth Crown Court.
Prosecution offered no evidence in a case involving an alleged assault on a police officer captured on CCTV. The trial was adjourned to allow the CPS to consider representations about the defendant’s mental health, following which the case against him was dropped.
R v T (2022) Woolwich Crown Court.
Defendant was a youth upon arrest for having a bladed article in her possession in public. There was then an unexplained delay of around 11 months, leading her to be dealt with as an adult in the Crown Court. Upon service of a skeleton argument addressing abuse of process, the Crown offered no evidence.
R v C (2022) Kingston Crown Court.
Eight-month sentence suspended for 18 months for a defendant convicted of seven counts of indecent/prohibited images of a child, including of category A.
R v AC (2022) Croydon Crown Court.
44-month sentence for defendant convicted of indecent images counts (circa 1,000 Class A moving images of children from 2-4 years old) and multiple breaches of an SHPO. Defendant had previous for indecent images and child sexual abuse and had received prior sentences of immediate imprisonment.