AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- MONEY LAUNDERING
- SERIOUS DRUG OFFENCES
- HUMAN TRAFFICKING
- JUDICIAL REVIEW
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 PLAKICI & ORS Junior in the case that is to date, one of the most serious cases of human trafficking to come before the courts. Involving the kidnapping of girls in Moldova and Romania for their enforced prostitution in this country. Subsequent sentence went before the Court of Appeal as Attorney General's Ref. (6 of 2004) where a sentencing precedent was set for such offences.
R v ROBBINS Allegation of False Accounting made against the store-man of one of London's leading colleges. Involved allegations dating back a number of years generating voluminous paperwork. Sensitive case containing clearly serious "breach of trust" issues.
R v NUTTMAN Multi-handed conspiracy to supple cocaine from London drugs network to Wales. Amongst issues raised was a challenge to RIPA authorities for covert surveillance. First trial ended with a jury discharge following alleged "jury tampering" whilst the jury was in deliberation. Resulting retrial undertaken with jury protection.
R v HUME Multi-handed conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Case involved six defendants running various defences some of which were "cut throat".
R v INNER London Crown Court Ex parte 1 Judicial review of Crown Court sentencing decision (on Appeal from the Youth Court).
R v LUBEGA Relationship of Bail Act Offences to Contempt of Court [Archbold 2006, 3-31; 28-58]
R v MARCH A judge is not entitled to withhold discount for a guilty plea on account of his view that pleas accepted by the prosecution did not reflect the true criminality involved.
[Archbold 2006, 4-356]
Junior in this serious case involving false imprisonment and indecent assault of a family by a group of teenagers.)
Bsc. Hons; CPE