Stephen has defended in many serious and organised crime cases. He has particular expertise in complex drugs trials requiring close analysis of telephone evidence.
More recently he has been involved in more than one large Encrochat case.
As well as large scale drug trafficking and importation, the organised crime cases Stephen has been involved in include firearms, kidnaps and serious allegations of violence.
Featured Organised Crime cases
R v C & others
He was led on a multi-handed kidnap, false imprisonment and blackmail case involving Lithuanian criminal gangs. This trial received national press attention.
R v S
He is defending in an ongoing matter regarding an alleged national class A drug trafficking ring. This is said to span many different cities and the allegations heavily feature Encrochat evidence. The scale of drug supply is said to run into the millions of pounds.
R v S
The client had pleaded guilty to involvement in an organised conspiracy to supply cannabis from two specially equipped cannabis shops in the East End. Stephen was responsible for the successful appeal against sentence for the client, which meant that the client was released within a week of the sentence appeal.
R v M
A case involving allegations of kidnap and torture in the context of two competing drug gangs. It was a trial that required extensive analysis of telephone and cell site evidence. Mixed verdicts were returned, but a close analysis of the telephone evidence highlighted a flaw in the Crown’s case leading to an acquittal on the kidnap count.
R v P
He was led on this trial involving allegations of a conspiracy to commit a series of bank and post office robberies, some with a firearm. The trial lasted for two months at the Central Criminal Court and involved competing experts dealing with a complex web of cell site, CCTV and communication data. Mixed verdicts were returned but the defendant was acquitted of all the more serious counts which involved firearms.