R v Taylor (2011) Old Bailey
Client acquitted of murder after 5 month trial.
R v Collier (2011) Old Bailey
Client said to be gang leader who shot a rival at point blank range. Acquitted of murder.
R v Arizona Watterson (2010) Isle of Man
Client was a young lady said to practise 'white witchcraft'. Acquitted of murder (convicted of manslaughter) having used a ceremonial dagger to pierce a man's heart. News story
R v Davis (2009) Bradford Crown Court
Client was a young lady said to have taken part as a member of a gang in a racially motivated murder. Acquitted of murder.
R v Hall (2006) Bristol Crown Court
Client acquitted of murder following gangland shooting over drug deals on the streets of Bristol.
R v Ward (2006) Luton Crown Court
Client said to be part of gangland assassination of drugs dealer as he left his gymnasium. Acquitted of murder.
R v Essilfie (2006) Old Bailey
Murder of a baby.
R v Quartey (2008) Maidstone Crown Court
Murder of a consultant paediatrician.
R v Taylor (2009) Birmingham Crown Court
Hells Angels M40 murder case.
R v Mahoney (2006) Old Bailey
The 'Happy Slappy' murder case on the South Bank. Client acquitted of murder, though sentenced to 8 years for manslaughter. News Story
R v Scard (2004-2006) Old Bailey
Said to have been the longest-running criminal trial in Eglish history (21 months).
The client was a chartered surveyor and one of five men accused of conspiracy to corrupt public officials to gain inside information on the £2 billion extension to the London Underground Jubilee Line.
Following repeated submissions by the defence the trial had to be abandoned, leaving calls for a public enquiry to consider, amongst other things, the capacity of a jury to cope with the complexities of such a case.
R v Calavrezos (2007) Isle of Man
The client was a German doctor and company director who was said to be involved in a large-scale scam to sell drugs, including Viagra, through the Isle of Man without the appropriate licences.
He pleaded guilty to minor infringements which led to a fine.
R v Charalambous (2010) Blackfriars Crown Court
The defendant was a chartered accountant said to have defrauded HMRC to the tune of approximately £12 million.
R v Ul-Haq (2009) Southwark Crown Court
A conspiracy to defraud in which brokers, situated in Barcelona, extracted large sums of money from pensioners and others to invest in a non-existent company share launches.
R v Kisanga and Others (2006) Old Bailey
Defendant tried for attempting to murder an 8 year old child, who was thought by the defendants to be possessed by witchcraft. Acquitted of attempted murder, though convicted of lesser charges.
R V Ghayur (Old Bailey)
The defendant was one of the group of self-styled 'young intellectuals' who hijacked a Boeing 727 on an internal flight in Afghanistan. Just after take off from Kabul, the plane stopped twice in Central Asia and once in Moscow before arriving in Stansted. Several days of tense negotiation followed before all the hostages were realeased, after they and the pilots had been held at gunpoint. The defendants claimed they were acting under duress, escaping from a Taliban death squad.
At the first trial the jury failed to agree, but the defendants were convicted at the retrial before their conviction was overturned on appeal.