Specialist criminal practitioner with experience in murder/manslaughter, organised crime, heavy fraud, serious sex offences and proceeds of crime.
Prosecuted, as leading junior and alone, serious and high profile cases including murder, drug trafficking and serious sexual offences, particularly those involving historical allegations. Experience in fraud includes missing trader fraud, advance fee fraud, tax evasion, multi-million-pound benefit fraud and a recent case involving two rogue horse traders and a Vet prosecuted for selling, on an industrial scale, horses not fit for purpose. Considerable experience in the restraint, confiscation and forfeiture of the proceeds of crime. Recent cases include Payne (attempted double murder of defendant’s grandmother and her close friend), Maguire (Boiler Room fraud involving the cloning of high-profile investment companies), Williams & Others (kidnap, blackmail and torture of a female drug runner by her supplier and his associates), Voedes (multiple counts of rape against the defendant’s former partner and the kidnap, rape and attempted murder of her 17 year old daughter), Austin (murder of drug addict by street dealer), Gill (Prosecution, as leading junior, of multiple importations of cocaine, cannabis and cigarettes using a bonded warehouse used to facilitate multiple importations of contraband) Milner (armed robbery of country house of high-profile entrepreneur by three armed men), Driscoll (prosecution of film director in a substantial vat fraud involving the creation of bogus invoices during the making of a horror film), Court (one of the largest fraud investigations ever carried out by the Kent Police), Rahmonov (prosecution of an internet banking fraud following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s e-Crime Unit, local boroughs and the Specialist Crime Directorate, the first operation of its kind, working in collaboration with the financial services industry).