Dora Belford

1977

Dora is a senior junior female practitioner in chambers and regularly leads in criminal cases mainly in London and occasionally elsewhere. Murder and drugs offences are her speciality. Being a mother herself seems to have equipped her particularly well for dealing with juvenile and young offenders who face the most serious charges.

Notable Cases:

R v Charlery & others - 7 week £5.3 million motor insurance fraud at Luton Crown Court
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-13207529

R v Gabbidon & others - 6 week attempted murder trial at Blackfriars Crown Court

R v Asghar & others - 4 week possession with intent trial at Reading Crown Court. The rental of properties in the South East used as cannabis production factories with a £20 million a year turnover
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-14672987

R v Harris & others - Possession of firearms case occupying the court for 15 weeks at the Central Criminal Court

R v Sullivan & Anr - Leader in murder at Woolwich Crown Court. defendant 18 years old

R v Mohamud & Ors - Leader in murder at the Central Criminal Court. Defendant 16 years old

R v Dean Stanbury - Leader in case of attempted murder of 3 police officers and firearms tried at the Central Criminal Court

R v GR - Leader in kidnap and false imprisonment

R v Fatah and Ors - Leader in kidnap and false imprisonment

R v McIntosh and Ors - Leader in large scale drugs case at Bristol Crown Court

R v Scott and Anr - Leader in large scale drugs case at Kingston Crown Court

R v Reid and Ors - Leader in large scale drugs importation at Croydon Crown Court

Historical

R v Malcolm Kennedy (1991) - Junior in murder at the Central Criminal Court.

R v John Bowden and Ors (1980) - Junior in murder at the Central Criminal Court

Qualifications

Inns of Court school of Law

Memberships & Associations

Middle Temple
Criminal Bar Association
Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers

Areas of work

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