Cases of Note

R v Juber Ahmed - Manchester Crown Court (Crown Square)

This was an important case that lasted six months long concerning immigration offences involving money laundering, the alleged production of false passports and false passport stamps. Central to defending the case were the methods employed by the Home Office in keeping records and detecting fraudulent applications.

R v K - Snaresbrook Crown Court

An allegation of under aged grooming that involved an anonymous tip off and a non-existent victim.

R v M - Swindon Crown Court

Allegations of rape and false imprisonment involving an under aged complainant and older male where a jury could not arrive at a decision.

R v Juber Ahmed - Manchester Crown Court (Crown Square)

This was an important case that lasted six months long concerning immigration offences involving money laundering, the alleged production of false passports and false passport stamps. Central to defending the case were the methods employed by the Home Office in keeping records and detecting fraudulent applications.

R v K - Snaresbrook Crown Court

An allegation of under aged grooming that involved an anonymous tip off and a non-existent victim.

R v Blondell - Liverpool Crown Court

This case involved a multi-handed conspiracy to bring drugs into the United Kingdom from abroad. The allegations involved the onwards supply of heroin and cocaine from London the North East of England. This part of a wider operation conducted the Serious Organized Crime Agency.

R v P - Birmingham Crown Court

An allegation rape against a young male that was undermined from evidence given by the complainant’s friends.

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EWCA 2589″]

This case concerned the Extradition Act 2003 and the imposition of strict time limits when filing a notice of appeal. The court held that where, through no fault of the appellant, there was a late filing and service of notice, the court had a discretion to extend time for both filing and service despite the strict statutory time limits giving effect to article (1) of the European Convention of Human Rights.

R v Gray - Birmingham Crown Court

This was one of a serious of trials that arose from the nationwide riots that took place the previous year in protest at the shooting of Mark Duggan by the police in London. This particular case involved the targeting of the police by firearms and the attempted shooting of a police helicopter by gang members

R v Bajramaj - Basildon Crown Court

A multi-handed firearms and sophisticated underground drugs factory case.

The Chief Constable of the British Transport Police v Soods Solicitors

This case involved successfully resisting the application of the BTP for a wasted costs order against the Respondent solicitor.

R v MS & ES - Canterbury CC/High Court

Facilitating the breach of immigration law. The defendants were convicted of smuggling ES’s son into the UK for the purpose of seeking asylum. The decision to prosecute was challenged on the basis that Article 31 of the Refugee Convention offered a remedy against prosecution. In addition, it was argued that the scope of section 31(3) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 should be construed to comply with Article 31. This case gave rise to a novel point of law concerning the relationship between Article 31 and section 31(3) of the 1999 Act namely whether a genuine asylum seeker can be prosecuted for assisting another genuine asylum seeker (whose claim is subsumed into his own by virtue of their parent/child relationship and especially where the Home Secretary has accepted them as presumptive refugees) to enter the UK in breach of immigration law.

R v Choudhury - Winchester CC

Complex mortgage fraud involving buying and reselling properties between family and close friends.

R v G - Chelmsford CC

Represented a young male accused of rape by a female whose case was undermined by the existence of CCTV footage.

R v C - Blackfriars CC

Sophisticated car insurance fraud carried out by dishonest claim handlers that ensnared unwitting victims.

R v Khan - CCC/CA

Was led on a murder trial that featured an anonymity order. The case was one of the first ones heard after the decision in R v Davis [2008] UKHL 36 and the subsequent Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Act 2008.

R v A - Croydon CC

Involved a large-scale internal bank fraud organised by bank employees working in call centres with access to customer details.

R v A - Bournemouth CC

Allegation of sexual offence against a minor made against a member of the same family.

R v Stoica Lika - Southwark CC

Concerned a major card-cloning factory that was responsible for a great number of identity frauds through cloned bankcards.