Jeremy Wainwright QC

1990 (2019)

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

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 is a Master of the Bench at Gray's Inn.

Notable Cases:

R. v H - Represented alleged ringleader of Conspiracy to blackmail acquitted after trial

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

Fraud cases

R. v W. - Dismissal of charges against leader of Conspiracy to defraud a number of solicitors, following an abuse of process hearing.

R. v B. - Represented defendant acquitted of Conspiracy to defraud involving fraudulent websites.

R. v. Pye & ors - 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)
Queens Counsel 2019

Memberships & Associations

Bencher of Gray's Inn
Chair of the Sussex Bar Mess (2019-2022)
Gray's Inn
Criminal Bar Association
Member of the Irish Bar (called 1995)
South Eastern Circuit
Western Circuit

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