Featured General Crime cases
R v K, Central Criminal Court, 2017
Possession of sawn-off shotgun and perverting course of justice.
R v H, 2018/19
Possession of sawn-off shotgun. Ran defence of duress. Defendant aged 17 indicted with four adult men, one of whom she had dated during the relevant period. Crown alleged there had been a drive-by shooting and retribution sought as a result. Defendant acquitted.
R v F, 2020
Multi-handed case. Defendant charged with attempted murder s.18 x 3 and violent disorder. Persuaded prosecution to abandon attempted murder and reduce the number of s.18s on a guilty plea. Obtained a very good sentence.
R v C E, 2020
Defendant charged with possession of more than 2kgs of Class B drugs. Said co- defendant boyfriend had hold over her.
R v H, 2019
GBH. Unprovoked attack on man in nightclub.
R v L, 2020
GBH and fraud and sexual assault on former partner.
R v P, 2019
GBH with two other defendants. Defendant acquitted.
R v W-D, 2019
Violent disorder inside prison. Defendant serving life imprisonment (minimum of 18 years). Defendant denied involvement.
R v L, 2020
Defendant charged with attempted kidnapping of a schoolgirl out jogging at 6am and robbery of previous partner. Succeeded in obtaining non-custodial sentence.
R v F, C and others
Private prosecution issued by Asif Aziz, CEO of Criterion Capital and a large-scale developer, against the defendants for sundry offences ranging from threats to kill to blackmail (with regard to the defendants’ attempts to recover unpaid money for building works). Applied for a stay of proceedings for abuse of process, ultimately resulting in acquittal.
R v W, 2021
Possession of firearm with intent to endanger life. Very complex case. Defendant acquitted of all counts after three days of jury deliberation.