Jeremy Wainwright


Practice Profile: Criminal defence, covering a range of serious complex cases and conspiracies. Jeremy regularly acts as a Leading Junior and alone in major conspiracy cases. His practice includes Murder, attempted Murder, Manslaughter, supplying Class A drugs, serious violence and gang-related cases.

Personal Profile: Chambers & Partners ranked Jeremy as "a classy junior defending in high-profile cases...[with] great client care skills". Legal 500 described Jeremy Wainwright as having developed a very strong practice, ranging from terrorism to "boiler room" fraud.
Jeremy is a grade A advocacy trainer. Training advocacy both in the UK and abroad, including at the War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague.
Jeremy has recently been made a Master of the Bench at Gray's Inn.

Notable Cases:

Leading Junior cases include: 

R. v.P. - Represented a man charged with attempted murder of his sister by driving a car at her. He was found not guilty of attempted murder. 

R. v. Mc. and ors. Represented the alleged boss of a gang operating from Manchester supplying Class A drugs throughout the North of England.

R. v. Girma & ors. - Terrorism trial, first defendant to be acquitted in charges linked to 21/7/05 London bombers.

R. v. W. - Double Manslaughter trial arising from from death of two firemen at a firework factory.

R. v. A. & ors (2) - 'A' acquitted of managing new Worthing Cannabis Café.

R. v. L - Cocaine importation conspiracy representing the ringleader.

R. v. G. & ors - Series of drug conspiracies involving Class A and B drugs, resulting from lengthy video and audio surveillance operation. 'G' acquitted of involvement in the main conspiracy.

R. v A. Acquittal in murder case alleging joint enterprise murder of a disabled man. 5 year sentence for assisting offender reduced to 2 years in Court of Appeal.

R.v. K. Acquittal of a joint enterprise charge for murder by a group.

R. v. B. Acquittal of wounding with intent of client who had admitted stabbing a man several times.

R. v. P - Gang-related attempt murder, convicted of lesser offence of wounding.

R. v. X - Dismissal of charges against alleged gang of robbers, armed with firearms, accused of attacking a series of North London bookies.

R. v. L. & ors - Animal Rights Conspiracy to burgle, involving freeing a large number of animals. Issues of necessity as a defence and dishonesty.

R. v. S. - Successful automatism defence in a S.18 stabbing.

R. v. A & ors - 'A' twice acquitted of managing Worthing Cannabis Café.

R. v. McG. Acquittal of defendant in organised football related Violent Disorder captured on CCTV.

Fraud cases

R. v. Pye and others. Represented first defendant in £9million pound allegation of cold-calling fraud involving multiple businesses.

R. v. Snober & ors - Represented alleged organiser in acquittal for a conspiracy to defraud bank accounts using inside information.

R. v. El-Heri & ors. £20m Carousel Fraud - seven month trial. resulting in client's acquittal.

R. v. ul-Haq & ors. - Multi-million pound boiler room fraud.

R. v. Webber & ors. - Represented "right-hand man" in Ghostmarket £18m Internet fraud.

R. v. Ahmed - Conspiracy to launder up to £8 million through money exchange.

R. v. Bo Li - Represented alleged ringleader in conspiracy to launder money.

R. v. Islam - represented bank manager alleged to be insider in bank fraud.

R. v. F - Conspiracy to defraud the DSS

R. v. Sidhu & ors. - Represented alleged organiser of large-scale tax and VAT fraud.

R. v. W. - Trial concerned multiple frauds and money laundering over an eight year period.

(Jeremy Wainwright has also recently appeared in a number of serious sexual offence trials, including Operation Sapphire. Sexual offence cases not listed - details will be provided upon request)



BA (Hons)

Memberships & Associations

Bencher of Gray's Inn
Gray's Inn
Criminal Bar Association
Member of the Irish Bar (called 1995)
South Eastern Circuit
Western Circuit

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