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Law LLB (Hons), University of East Anglia (2009)
Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School (2010)
Craig was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 2010.
Craig is a busy and hard-working criminal practitioner. He is known for his thorough approach to his casework, as well as his empathetic attitude to those who find themselves appearing at Court.
He undertakes both prosecution and defence work across all areas of the criminal spectrum, including serious drug and violent offences.
Craig receives instructions from a wide number of defence solicitors, as well as the CPS and local authorities in both London and Kent.
Craig has a particular expertise in cases concerning Dangerous Dogs, both under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and Dogs Act 1871. Craig regularly appears in both the Magistrates and Crown Courts in relation to both Destruction Orders (including Contingent Destruction Orders) and Control Orders.
Craig has appeared in Court of Appeal on behalf of both Appellants and Respondents.
Cases of Note
Five defendants convicted of conspiring to smuggle 35 people into the UK - Nina Ellin and Craig Evans prosecuting
Nina Ellin, leading Craig Evans successfully prosecuted a large people smuggling gang who attempted to smuggle 35 people of all ages into the UK in purpose built “coffin-like” hides in the back of vans. The men pleaded guilty at the start of their trial at Reading Crown Court and were sentenced ...read more
Defendant acquitted following attempt to set partner on fire
In a verdict given today, the defendant was unanimously acquitted following a 5 day trial at Woolwich Crown Court of offences of Attempting to Cause Grievous Bodily Harm, Threats to Kill and two counts of Threatening to Damage Property (by fire). The allegation was that the defendant had sprayed ...read more
John FitzGerald, leading Craig Evans secure acquittal in 'Panorama Case’
John FitzGerald and Craig Evans, instructed by Vymans Solicitors, represented one of 4 members of staff at Medway Secure Training Centre, a facility for child offenders, known as trainees. He was accused of misconduct in public office by assaulting trainees. The Crown’s case was largely based on ...read more
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