Notable and reported Cases
Sevilleja (Respondent) v Marex Financial Ltd (Appellant) UKSC 2018/0178: Listed in June 2019. Intervened on behalf of the APPG for Fair Business Banking in what will be the leading authority on reflective loss.
Judicial Committee of the House of Lords
Jones v Whalley (The Times 31 July 2006): The leading authority on the commencement of a private prosecution rather than seeking review of the decision not to prosecute by a public body.
Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
R v Mashuk et al (2019): Comparison of sentencing guidelines in respect of fraudulent trading and fraud per se. R v Mackey distinguished.
R v Ainsworth (The Times 13 September 2006): The authority regarding the relevance of intent to kill as an aggravating feature in a case of murder (see paragraph 10 of Schedule 21 to CJA2003).
Selected Prosecution Cases
R v P: (2019): Rape of 3-year-old child by father.
R v G (2018): PSV driver who killed and injured pedestrians.
R v H (2017): Issue of gross negligence manslaughter as between taker of drug overdose and ‘friend’ who provided false address to emergency services
R v S (2016): Rape and sexual assault of children by Imam during teaching sessions.
R v Omokaro et al (2015): Human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation – 14 and 15 year old girls trafficked from Nigeria.
Selected Defence Cases
R v Sharriff (2017): Leading junior in eight-week trial concerning allegations of systematic sexual abuse and supply of drugs.
R v Hussain (2016): Leading Junior in eight-week ‘Old Bailey’ terrorism trial of group accused of using aid convoys to Syria to smuggle weapons, equipment and funding to anti-Assad forces. Defendant became one of a small number of individuals acquitted after trial for terrorism offences.
R v Pickard (2012): (Appeared alone). Murder of ex-partner in front of their child. Complex evidence regarding strangulation.
R v Large (2010): Leading Junior in conspiracy to murder. Ten-week trial as to whether defendant hired assassin to murder his male partner and business partner (‘business’ was supply of Class A drugs) so that he could begin relationship with new girlfriend.
R v Ainsworth (2009): (Appeared alone) Double manslaughter and death by dangerous driving caused by coach in dangerous condition failing on steep hill and killing occupants of car at bottom.
R v Toon (2008): Leading Junior in a 12 handed ‘super grass’ case. Allegation of conspiracy to supply Class ‘A’ drugs throughout North of England. Instructed for one of main three defendants. Legal argument for 3 ½ months culminated in a stay of the indictment due to inadequate preservation and disclosure of evidence.
R v Smith: Leading Junior representing man described as “Britain’s worst ever paedophile” after campaign of rape and sexual abuse against over 20 family members from the early 1950s until 1992. Successfully argued that a determinative sentence had to be imposed as voluntary cessation of offending in 1990s precluded definition that he was dangerous.
R v McKenzie: Leading Junior representing elderly man accused of the manslaughter of his wife. She was discovered dead outside the matrimonial home having been left outside for most of the night. Causation defence. Crown offered no evidence after submissions re expert evidence.
R v O’Keefe: Manslaughter, issue as to whether fatal attack of epilepsy could have been caused by heated argument prior to physical contact with deceased. After submissions on conflicting medical evidence Crown offered no evidence.