Oliver Saxby

Oliver Saxby QC

Call: 1992 QC: 2013

recommendations

"A thoroughly modern advocate with charm, skill and steely determination".

Legal 500 [2018/9]

"…extremely knowledgeable, hard-working and personable…he has a very skilful and intuitive approach to juries…".

Chambers UK Bar Guide [2019]

"A distinguished silk…particular expertise in high-profile homicide and sexual abuse cases...skilled in the treatment and handling of vulnerable witnesses...very popular with his clients and those he represents...very down to earth, personable and gets on well with clients. An all-round excellent advocate".

Chambers UK Bar Guide [2018]

"A good communicator and...outstanding ability to grasp the issues quickly….A masterclass in cross-examination techniques…".

Legal 500 [2017]

"His preparation is outstanding and his court manner is excellent…Helpful, very proactive, very quick in terms of responses".

Chambers UK Bar Guide [2017]

"Charming and courteous with a steel core...An excellent jury advocate".

Legal 500 [2016]

"...personable, down to earth and easy to work with…his approach is thorough and detailed".

Legal 500 [2015]

"Has a strong reputation for acting in high-profile serious crimes, in particular acting for the defence in homicide cases. He has also been instructed on a number of high-profile serious sexual offences and drug-related crimes". "He gets right to the heart of the case at a very early stage, allowing us to instruct the right experts immediately." "He is calm, succinct and quietly persuasive".

Chambers UK Bar Guide [2015]

“…charming and persuasive advocacy…extremely good court-room manner. A proper jury advocate…”

Chambers UK Bar Guide [2014]

What Others Say

“Oliver Saxby QC is fast developing a reputation as one of the leading silks in the areas of serious sexual crime and homicide having been instructed in a number of recent high profile cases…. In real demand, he combines an excellent strategic perspective, superb forensic ability and a determination to master the most complex of cases…. A modern practitioner with excellent client care, he is right at the top of his game…”.

 

Oliver Saxby QC is ranked as a ‘Leading Silk: London Bar’ and ‘Leading Silk: South Eastern Circuit’ in the current editions of both the Chambers UK Bar Directory (2019) and the Legal 500 (2019).

Oliver Saxby QC is a door tenant at Park Square Barristers, Leeds, the Chambers of Richard Wright QC.

 

Recent News

19th December 2018
Verdicts in Grooming Trial – click here

30th November 2018
Oxford Grooming Trial Underway  – click here

26th October 2018
Conspiracy to Murder Trial Underway – Simon Taylor and Ben Irwin prosecuting, Oliver Saxby QC defending – click here

10th October 2018
Sexual Assault Appeal Succeeds – Oliver Saxby QC acting – click here

8th October 2018
Prosecuting Sexual Abuse Cases – click here

4th October 2018
Murder Defence Underway – Oliver Saxby QC and John Fitzgerald defending in case reliant on detailed and complex expert evidence – click here

6th July 2018
Gross Negligence Manslaughter – Oliver Saxby QC instructed to prosecute – click here

13th June 2018
Sentence in Oxford Sexual Abuse Trial – Oliver Saxby QC Prosecuting – click here

5th June 2018
Manslaughter Plea Accepted in Baby Murder Prosecution – 8 Year Sentence Imposed – click here

30th April 2018
Solicitor Sentenced following Neglect Conviction; and Multi-handed Murder Trial Underway – click here

26th March 2018
M1 Lorry Drivers Sentenced, Convictions in Oxford Sex Abuse Case and Solicitor Neglect Trial Underway – click here

7th March 2018
Convictions in M1 Crash Case – click here

23rd February 2018
M1 Fatal Collision – Oliver Saxby QC Opens for the Crown – click here

5th February 2018
Sentence in ‘Diminished Responsibility’ Manslaughter – Simon Taylor prosecuting, Oliver Saxby QC defending – click here

29 January 2018
Chatham Killing – Oliver Saxby QC defends – click here

24 January 2018
Murder Acquittal – Oliver Saxby QC defends – click here

22 January 2018
Oliver Saxby QC completes closing speech in major sex abuse case – click here

15 December 2017
Leave Granted in Sexual Assault Appeal – click here

13 December 2017
Press Ban Lifted in Sex Abuse Case – click here

1st November 2017
M1 Crash – Oliver Saxby QC Instructed for Crown – click here

12th September 2017
Lengthy Sentences Imposed in Sex Abuse Prosecution – click here

7th August 2017
Shooting Case Plea Results in Attempted Murder and GBH Acquittal – click here

19th July 2017
Convictions in Historic Familial Sex Abuse Case – click here

6th July 2017
Baby death – Oliver Saxby QC and Danny Moore defend – click here

22nd June 2017
Crown’s Case Closes in Historic Familial Sexual Abuse Prosecution – click here

4th May 2017
Major Sexual Abuse Trial Commences – Oliver Saxby QC Prosecuting – click here

26th April 2017
Jury Retires in Gross Negligence Manslaughter Trial – click here

8th March 2017
Pokemon Murder – Oliver Saxby QC Defends – click here

30th January 2017
Sentence Increased in Gross Negligence Manslaughter Prosecution Prosecuted by Oliver Saxby QC – click here

27th January 2017
Gross Negligence Manslaughter Case: Simon Taylor Prosecutes, Oliver Saxby QC and Peter Alcock Defend – click here

20th January 2017
Old Bailey Jury Recommends Leniency – click here

12th January 2017
Oliver Saxby QC commences Old Bailey Murder Trial – click here

10th November 2016
Gross Negligence Manslaughter Conviction – click here

3rd November 2016
Oliver Saxby QC commences gross negligence manslaughter prosecution – click here

25th October 2016
Murder Conviction in Wind in the Willows Trial – click here

18th October 2016
Oliver Saxby QC Instructed for Crown in Complex Inter-Generational Historical Sexual Abuse Case – click here

12th October 2016
Oliver Saxby QC Instructed in Pokemon Killing – click here

10th October 2016
‘Wind in the Willows’ Murder Trial Continues – click here

5th October 2016
Oliver Saxby QC Opens for Crown in Oxford Rare-Bookseller Murder Trial – click here

29th September 2016
Oliver Saxby QC Secures Acquittals in Sex Abuse Trial – click here

13th July 2016
Oliver Saxby QC defends Anthony Ayres – click here

4th July 2016
Wrestling Move Murder Trial Continues – click here

7th June 2016
Oliver Saxby QC instructed to lead for Crown in Oxford killing – click here

16th May 2016
Oliver Saxby QC begins Old Bailey defence – click here

21st April 2016
Oliver Saxby QC invited to contribute to British Academy project on treatment of Sex Offences within Criminal Justice System – click here

15th April 2016
Rape Acquittal: A Case Study – click here

14th April 2016
Oliver Saxby QC defends rape accused – click here

14th March 2016
Oliver Saxby QC’s sex exploitation trial continues at Old Bailey – click here

1st February 2016
Oliver Saxby QC and Danny Moore to deliver CPS South East Sex Abuse Seminar – click here

18th January 2016
Cudworth Murder Acquittal – click here

6th January 2016
Acting in historical sex abuse trials: Oliver Saxby QC provides an insight into the challenges involved – click here

17th December 2015
Leeds Sex Abuse Trial: Oliver Saxby QC and Kieran Brand secure acquittals on majority of charges – click here

27th July 2015
Aylesbury Sex Ring trial concludes with convictions – Oliver Saxby QC leading for Crown – click here

23 June 2015
Oliver Saxby QC secures rape acquittals – click here

1st April 2015
University student cleared of rape – Oliver Saxby QC defending – click here

10th March 2015
Oliver Saxby QC secures sex exploitation/rape acquittals – click here

 

Education

Oliver Saxby QC was educated at Eton College and Southampton University (LLB Soton).
He was a Duke of Edinburgh Scholar at the Inner Temple.

 

Cases

Amongst his most recently nationally covered cases are:

  • R v Pollard and others – defending one of three people charged with conspiracy to murder – issues, factual, ballistic, cell-site.
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  • R v Osbourne and Smyth – defending one of two parents charged following the death of their baby daughter – issues, factual and medical.
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  • R v Ring – defending a 20 year old charged with the murder of his 9-week old baby daughter: Plea to manslaughter and 8 years’ imprisonment imposed.
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  • R v Hussain and ten others – prosecuting Operation Silk, the five and a half month long Oxford Sex Abuse trial involving six vulnerable complainants and eleven defendants: Convictions.
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  • R v Masierak and Wagstaff – prosecuting two lorry drivers charged with causing the death by dangerous driving of eight minibus occupants in a road traffic collision on the M1.
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  • R v Kray – in which he defended the father sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for killing his 19-year old daughter and attempting to kill his ex-partner.
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  • R v Stimpson – in which he defended the man charged with the murder of his ex-partner, Molly McLaren in a car park in Chatham.
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  • R v Jeffers – in which he defended the man charged with attempted murder after a loaded shotgun he had inserted into the victim’s vagina had gone off causing catastrophic injuries.
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  • R v King – in which he defended a mother of five charged with the gross negligence manslaughter of one of her children.
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  • R v Dickson – in which he defended one of two men charged with the murder by choking of an acquaintance.
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  • R v Bowditch – in which he defended a 21 year old charged with the gross negligence manslaughter of a 17 year old girl who had fallen into the sea and drowned.
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  • R v Gregory – in which he prosecuted a mother charged with gross negligence manslaughter whose 14-month old baby had drowned after she had been left in the bath. Conviction (and sentence increased by Court of Appeal on AG-Ref).
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  • R v Danaher – in which he prosecuted the killer of the rare book seller, Adrian Greenwood, in the so-called ‘Winding in the Willows’ trial. Conviction for murder.
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  • R v Ayres – in which he defended a man with a previous conviction for murder charged with the murder of a female acquaintance.
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  • R v Cudworth – in which he defended the husband who stabbed his wife to death and then deposited her body in a field. Acquittal of murder on the basis of loss of control.
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  • R v Carragher and others – in which he defended the Catholic De La Salle Brother charged with sexually assaulting 16 young boys within his care at the St Williams Boys’ Home in Yorkshire. Acquittals on majority of counts and majority of complainants.
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  • R v Singh and others – in which he prosecuted the eleven-handed ‘Aylesbury Sex Ring’ trial at the Old Bailey. Convictions.
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  • R v Bodnar and others – in which he represented the first of seven defendants charged with serious sexual exploitation/trafficking offences). Acquittal on all counts.
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  • R v Parkinson and others – in which he represented one of five persons charged with the gangland murder by shooting of Reece Menzies. Acquitted of murder.
  • R v Peters – in which he represented one of those charged with the ‘Sikh Honeypot’ murder. Acquitted of murder.
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  • R v Bowler and Connor – in which he defended one of two men charged with the manslaughter of a man who died having been wrapped in cling-film. Acquitted of manslaughter.
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In cases involving allegations of serious sexual allegations, Oliver Saxby QC has particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Advising on the investigation and charging of multi-handed, multi-complainant sexual exploitation cases
  • Presenting such cases before a jury
  • Preparing and presenting the defences of those charged with multi-complainant sexual offences
  • Examining in chief and cross-examining vulnerable witnesses
  • Building a case around voluminous third party records

In homicide cases, Oliver Saxby QC has particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Gangland and multi-handed/joint enterprise killings
  • Gross Negligence Manslaughter
  • Multiple homicide
  • Loss of control, diminished responsibility and associated mental disorders/illnesses
  • Expert ballistics/firearms opinion (e.g. R v Parkinson and others)
  • Causation, specifically in the context of medical mistreatment and the administering of drugs/other substances
  • DNA/blood spatter/distribution
  • Pathology/neuropathology
  • Baby shaking, including retinopathy and radiology

Oliver also has extensive experience in the following fields:

  • Serious drugs offences (including in particular cases involving detailed expert tachograph opinion and cellsite/phone evidence)
  • Serious fraud
  • Quasi-criminal/regulatory offences (for instance, Oliver represented the First Master of the ferry the Pride of Bilbao on charges of ‘marine manslaughter’ arising from a fatal collision with a yacht in the Solent).
  • Oliver is often asked to give freestanding advice, both pre- and post-charge; and he is authorised to accept Direct Instructions as part of the Public Access Scheme.

Recent cases of interest include:

  • R v Mohammed Karrar and others, 2018 (prosecuting three men charged with the historic grooming and sexual exploitation of a 14-15 year old girl – issues, consent, ID and factual): Convictions.
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  • R v Pollard and others, 2018 (defending one of three people charged with conspiracy to murder – issues, factual, ballistic, cell-site).
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  • R v Vilius and Klimanskis, 2018 (defending one of two men charged with murder by kicking/punching – issues, pathology/neuropathology and DNA/blood distribution).
  • R v Osbourne and Smyth, 2018 (defending one of two parents charged following the death of their baby daughter – issues, factual and medical).
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  • R v Ring, 2018 (defending a 20 year old charged with the murder of his 9-week old baby daughter – plea to manslaughter and 8 years’ imprisonment imposed).
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  • R v Kurtz, 2018 (prosecuting a solicitor specialising in advising the elderly charged with the wilful neglect of her mother- issues, nature and extent of neglect and ‘wilfulness’ within the context of a diagnosis of mild autism’).
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  • R v Masierak and Wagstaff, 2018 (prosecuting two lorry drivers charged with causing the death by dangerous driving of eight minibus occupants in a road traffic collision on the M1): Convictions.
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  • R v Kray, 2018 (defending the father sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for killing his 19-year old daughter and attempting to kill his ex-partner): Manslaughter by diminished responsibility.
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  • R v Stimpson, 2018 (defending the man charged with the murder of his ex-partner, Molly McLaren in a car park in Chatham).
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  • R v Buchanan, 2018 (defending young man on allegation of knife murder – issues, lack of intent/accident): Acquittal of murder.
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  • Appeal of D, 2017 (obtaining leave to appeal against conviction for man of effective good character convicted of serious historic sexual assaults, leave having been refused by the single judge – issues, admissibility of evidence).
  • R v Hussain and ten others, 2017-18 (prosecuting Operation Silk, the five and a half month long Oxford Sex Abuse trial involving six vulnerable complainants and eleven defendants – issues, multiple): Convictions.
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  • R v Jeffers, 2017 (defending man charged with the attempted murder by shooting of a woman in a hotel in Stockport – issues, lack of intent/accident).
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  • R v Cox, 2017 – (defending a mother charged over the death of her 5-month old baby).
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  • R v A and others, 2017 (prosecuting four defendants for alleged familial sexual abuse of the gravest kind against six complainants spanning a 25-year period and two generations of the same family – issues, fabrication of accounts): Convictions.
  • R v King, 2017 (defending a mother of five charged with the gross negligence manslaughter of one of her children – issues, causation and whether gross negligence).
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  • R v Dickson, 2017 (defending one of two men charged with the murder by choking of an acquaintance – issues, factual, intent).
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  • R v Bowditch, 2017 (defending 21 year old charged with the murder of a 17 year old girl who drowned in the sea – issues, how she came to be in the sea, intent): Plea to Gross Negligence Manslaughter accepted by Crown; and sentenced to 5.5 years in prison.
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  • R v G, 2017 (defending 16 year old charged with the murder by stabbing of another 16 year old at a party in Woodford, London – issues, self-defence): Conviction, but jury recommended leniency in sentencing.
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  • R v Gregory, 2016 (prosecuting mother who left her baby unattended in a bath – issues, manslaughter/whether grossly negligent): Conviction (and sentence increased by Court of Appeal on AG-Ref).
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  • R v Danaher, 2016 (prosecuting man charged with murder of a rare book-seller, Adrian Greenwood – issues, self-defence): Conviction.
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  • R v P, 2016 (defending 73 year old man charged with historical sexual abuse of five young complainants – issues, complete denial): Acquittals on majority of counts, including rape.
  • R v Ayres, 2016 (defending ‘lifer’ with previous conviction for murder accused of savagely murdering an acquaintance at a friend’s flat – issues, identity of killer, CCTV evidence, blood spatter expert evidence).
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  • R v Knight and others, 2016 (defending the first of three brothers charged with the murder of a vulnerable woman on whom they performed wrestling moves – issues, factual and intent).
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  • R v G, 2016 (defending 16 year old charged with the murder by stabbing of another 16 year old at a party in Woodford, London – issues, self-defence): Ongoing.
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  • R v JJ, 2016 (prosecuting man charged with serious sexual offences alleged to have been committed against an extremely vulnerable and serially exploited teenager – issues, factual).
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  • R v PA, 2016 (defending married man of previous good character charged with raping woman in the back of his taxi on Ladies’ Day, Ascot – issues, consent, reliability of complaint, DNA/semen evidence, medical evidence regarding an injury sustained to complainant).
  • R v Cudworth, 2016 (defending husband who stabbed wife to death and then deposited her body in a field – issue, loss of control): Acquittal of murder.
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  • R v Carragher and others, 2015 (defending Catholic De La Salle Brother charged with sexually assaulting 16 young boys within his care at the St Williams Boys’ Home in Yorkshire – issues, factual): Acquittals on majority of counts/majority of complainants.
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  • R v Hon Chu, 2015 (defending man charged with soliciting his wife to murder her family – issues, factual): Mixed Verdicts.
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  • R v H, 2015 (defending man accused of historic sexual offences committed against multiple complainants – issues, factual): Mixed verdicts.
  • R v JB, 2015 (defending young man with learning difficulties needing intermediary at trial charged with various offences of rape/attempted rape against family members): Acquittals.
  • R v Jordan Barringer, 2015 (defending young man with learning difficulties needing intermediary at trial charged with attempted murder – issues, intent): Acquittal on attempted murder.
  • R v MC, 2015 (defending 21 year old student of previous good character on charge of rape – issues, consent/reasonable belief, expert medical evidence, expert toxicological evidence): Acquittal on single count faced.
  • R v Bodnar and others, 2015 (defending the first of seven defendants charged with serious sexual exploitation/trafficking offences – issues, ID/factual): Acquittal on all counts.
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  • R v Bowler and Connor, 2014 (defending one of two men charged with the manslaughter of a man who died having been wrapped in cling – issues, factual/causation/legal): Acquittal on single count faced.
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  • R v C, 2014 (defending man charged with historic sexual offences against multiple vulnerable complainants – issues, factual): Acquittal on majority of counts/complainants.
  • R v S, 2014 (prosecuting man charged with historic sexual offences against multiple vulnerable complainants – issues, factual): Convictions.
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  • R v Green, 2014 (defending man charged with attempting to murder two others in ‘drive-by shooting’ – issues, ID, ballistics, gun residue transfer): Acquittal on all counts.
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  • R v K, 2014 (defending man charged with serial rape and child cruelty – multiple vulnerable complainants – issues, consent/factual).
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  • R v Sharp, 2014 (defending a man charged with the murder of an acquaintance – issues, causation and participation).
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  • R v Wright, 2014 (defending one of two men charged with manslaughter by gross-negligence in the context of positional asphyxiation – issues, proper restraint, whether negligence/gross-negligence established, causation).
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  • R v Miah, 2014 (defending one of the three men charged with the murder of Harjit Chaggar, whose badly decomposing body was found in a shop – issues, participation).
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  • R v Williams, 2014 (defending man charged with campaign of rape in south east).
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  • R v Thorne, 2014 (defending one of two men charged with the manslaughter of another by punching/kicking – issues, causation and participation).
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  • R v Kiddle, 2013 (defending one of 10 defendants charged with the murder by shooting of a man in south east London – issue, participation).
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  • R v Baker, 2013 (defending man charged with wide-scale investment fraud – issue, factual/dishonesty).
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  • R v Hodge, 2013 (defending man charged with murdering one person and wounding another by stabbing – issue, self defence).
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  • R v Mankelow, 2013 (defending man charged with attempting to murder a police officer who had come to his address to arrest him – issue, self defence).
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  • R v Webster, 2013 (defending man charged with causing death of a friend by administering anti-depressants – issue, causation).
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  • R v Parkinson, 2013 (defending one of 5 defendants charged with murder by shooting – issue, participation).
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  • R v Ripley, 2013 (prosecuting woman charged with murdering her partner by stabbing – issue, suicide/deliberate act).
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  • R v Latchana, 2013 (prosecuting man charged with attempting to murder an acquaintance by stabbing).
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  • R v Boorman, 2013 (defending, as leading counsel, man charged with attempting to murder an acquaintance by stabbing – issue, participation).
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  • R v Esack, 2012 (defending, as leading counsel, ex-detective/football agent charged with murder of his wife – issues, loss of control and diminished responsibility).
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  • R v X, 2012 (prosecuting man charged with sexual assault by penetration of a 19 month old baby – issue, identity of perpetrator).
  • R v Vonk, 2012 (defending one of a number of persons charged with involvement in large-scale drugs importation).
  • R v Farrow, 2012 (defending man charged with double murder of vicar and teacher in West Country – issues, diminished responsibility and identity of killer).
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  • R v Young, 2012 (defending man charged with attempting to murder an acquaintance – issue, intent).
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  • R v Brock, 2012 (prosecuting ex-PC charged with attempted rape of stranger – issue, consent).
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  • R v White, 2012 (prosecuting man charged with murdering another man by stabbing – issue, intent/self-defence).
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  • R v Martin, 2012 (defending, as leading counsel, one of those charged in connection with the Ford Open Prison Riot – issues, ID/participation)
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  • R v Carter, 2012 (defending, as leading counsel, wife charged with murdering her husband by stabbing – issues, self-defence/loss of control)
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  • R v Michael Payne, 2011 (defending father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne on charges of wounding with intent).
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  • R v Giles, 2011 (defending young mother of 3 in Contempt of Court proceedings ‘in the face of the Court’, she having taken a photo at Court which she uploaded onto her Facebook page).
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  • R v Walker, 2011 (prosecuting man charged with murdering his wife – diminished responsibility raised)
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  • R v Peters, 2011 (defending one of three persons charged with murder – issue, participation)
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Cases reported in the current edition of Archbold include:

  • R v Dolan (murder, baby shaking – admissibility of ‘background evidence’)
  • R v Harmer (drugs importation – extent of defence of duress)
  • R v Van Binh Le (guideline case on facilitating illegal entry)
  • R v Mills (drugs importation – bearing of jury’s opinion on sentence)
  • R v A, B, C, D (murder – joint enterprise)

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