Simon Stirling

Introduction

As a committed criminal law practitioner for nearly 30 years Simon has both the experience and expertise to ensure effective and persuasive representation in the whole range of criminal offences.

Background and expertise

Simon is a highly regarded and well-respected senior leading junior, specializing in serious criminal offences in particular murder and other serious violent offences, major drug trafficking and importations, multi-national frauds, confiscation of proceeds of crime and serious sexual offences, in particular rape, child abuse and people trafficking.

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Simon has extensive experience as a leading junior in serious and complex cases, including defending in multi-handed frauds and offences and has been instructed as a leading junior in high-cost cases. He has also acted as junior alone in murder and other serious offences.
  
Simon is often commended for his advocacy, legal argument and case presentation and is highly regarded by bench, bar and by lay and professional clients. He is renowned for his careful and sensitive approach to client care.

Simon has extensive Appellate Court experience and frequently provides fresh advice, insight and representation post-conviction.

He is a committed advocate who consistently strives to achieve the best outcome for his clients.

Notable cases

R v Ahmed and Ors, 2016
Southwark Crown Court Leading junior for the defence in multi handed fraud and money laundering allegations relating to the abuse “on an industrial scale” of the foreign student visa system arising out of a Panorama investigation.
R v Gonsalves, 2017
Woolwich Crown Court Historic allegation of child rape by stranger and associated indecent images, involving complex issues of technical, historic DNA evidence.

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R v Nicolescu, 2017
Kingston Crown Court Leading junior for the defence in multi-handed allegation of human trafficking concerning the trafficking of children for the purposes of child prostitution. One of the first cases under the Modern Slavery Act involving trafficking of children
R v Gillespie, 2017
Central Criminal Court Led junior in multi handed murder. Defendant acquitted of murder.
R v Stevens, 2015
Warwick Crown Court Historic allegation of attempted murder in gang-related shooting.
R v Waddington, 2015
Doncaster Crown Court Multi handed foreign investment fraud.
R v IK, 2007
Court of Appeal Leading case on meaning of criminal property.
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PROFILE: Simon Stirling

Year called

1989

Specialisms

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Crime

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Confiscation / POCA

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Corporate Offences

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Cybercrime

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Financial Crime

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Fraud, Bribery & Corruption

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Inquests / public inquiries

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Prison Law

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Regulatory / Disciplinary

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Road traffic

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Sexual offences

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Terrorism

Contact

020 7489 2727

Education

BA Hons (English) (University of Hull)

Dip Law (University of Westminster)

Memberships

Criminal Bar Association, Grays Inn

Appointments

Recorder. Authorised to try Serious Sexual Offences.

CPS Grade 4 and Rape Panel

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