SUMMARY OF PRACTICE AREAS
Criminal defence and prosecution work as a leader, led junior and junior alone. Level 3 CPS prosecutor. Neil has a particular specialism in drugs and dishonesty conspiracies, serious violence and sexual assault, confiscation and restraint under POCA, cash detention and cash forfeiture.
CASES OF NOTE
R v EM & OTHERS Luton Crown Court Simon Wilshire, leading Neil King, successfully prosecuted 3 Defendants for their involvement in a shooting in a residential estate in Hitchin, Hertfordshire in July 2019 and for their subsequent efforts to conceal one of the firearms used in the shooting. The trial lasted 5 weeks. A further 3 Defendants had previously admitted their involvement. All 6 await sentence.
R v DAVIS AND DAVIS Northampton Crown Court 2015 Junior alone, successful prosecution of dangerous driving, involving the fastest speeds prosecuted in the UK: 199mph.
R v W Aylesbury Crown Court 2015 Junior alone, successful prosecution of a kidnapping and GBH by a juvenile gang member. The case involved prolonged torture of the victim, using pliers and an iron.
R v RHODEN AND MCKENZIE St Albans Crown Court 2014 Led Junior for the prosecution in a case of discharging firearms at an unarmed police officer. Both defendants convicted and received sentences of life imprisonment.
R v GILL-WEBB Stratford Magistrates Court 2013 Junior alone, successful prosecution of the Olympic Games bottle throwing case.
R v THOMPSON & THOMPSON Court of Appeal 2012 Instructed by the Crown, successfully resisted two appeals against conviction based on the introduction of proposed fresh evidence, including fresh evidence of a third party confession.
R v TAYLOR Chelmsford Crown Court 2012 Junior alone. Secured the acquittal of a defendant accused of biting off the thumb of another man in front of four witnesses of impeccable character. The case involved the use of extensive forensic evidence, both DNA and blood spatter analysis.
R v LYTTLE Luton Crown Court 2012 Junior alone. When instructed by the Crown, obtained a full benefit confiscation order, in excess of the figures originally sought in the s16 statement after a two day contested hearing.
R v BYLES & OTHERS St Albans Crown Court 2012 Leading Junior. Instructed to prosecute a 9-handed drugs conspiracy, against 10 counsel, including Queen's Counsel. The trial involved ANPR, cell site, DNA and fingerprint evidence and a 5 day voir dire hearing. 7 convictions resulted from the prosecution.
R v CLARK & OTHERS Central Criminal Court 2011 Successfully prosecuted a six handed cocaine conspiracy as a lone junior at trial in a case involving undercover observations, cell site and telephone interpretation; all defendants were convicted.