Dafydd is an experienced Criminal barrister. Examples of his experience include:-
R v Parry (2016): Represented man charged with attempting to murder his partner.
Rape/Serious Sexual Offences
R v Aspinall (2016): Represented youth charged with rape of a youth. Case involved sensitive cross examination of child witnesses.
R v Addison (2016): Represented client charged with serious sexual offences against young children. Advised on identifying and obtaining expert reports in support of client’s denial.
R v Roberts (2015): Represented client charged with historical sexual offences.
R v Edwards (2014): Represented client from police station interview through to Crown Court trial for rape and other serious sexual offences. Client acquitted of all charges.
R v Jones (2012): (led case) Represented female charged with murder. Case involved the taking of a knife to the scene to commit the offence a case attracting a minimum life tariff of 25 years. Client sentenced to minimum term of 18 years taking into account personal circumstances.
R v Swift (2012): (led case) Represented client charged with murder by beating a man to death. Client acquitted of murder, convicted of manslaughter in the alternative.
R v Griffiths (2015): Represented client allegedly involved in large scale class A drugs conspiracy in North Wales. Submission of no case to answer upheld, case dismissed.
R v Emery (2015): Represented client charged with producing cannabis on a commercial scale. Client admitted producing cannabis for his own use for medicinal purposes. Client found not guilty of possession with intent to supply.
R v Gahan (2016): Represented client charged with taking significant amount of money from his father’s bank account fraudulently. Successfully argued no case to answer, case dismissed.
R v Rudge (2015): Represented two clients in multi-handed fraud case involving money laundering and proceeds of crime.
R v Crofts (2015): Represented client charged with aggravated burglary/robbery. Evidential issues of disputed identification. Case dismissed no case to answer.
R v Burnell (2015): Represented client who had significant mental health problems charged with serious allegations of kidnap and robbery. Client pleaded guilty to less serious offences and sentenced to community order.
R v Watson (2016): Represented client charged with setting fire to neighbours flat. Client suffering with significant mental health problems. Psychiatric evidence obtained led to prosecution accepting a plea to lesser offence.
R v Roberts (2015): Represented client charged with setting fire to a public house. Found not guilty following trial.
R v Owens (2016): Represented client who was charged with firearm offences that carried a minimum sentence of five years if convicted. Successfully argued that hearsay evidence in the case should not be admitted leading to the client being acquitted.
R v Hickling (2016): Represented client who was charged with attempting to kidnap a 10-year-old child from a playground. Found not guilty after trial.