Craig Evans

Call: 2010

Education

Law LLB (Hons), University of East Anglia (2009)

Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School (2010)

Practice

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 

  • R v Jolly (Court of Appeal) Represented an appellant in a successful appeal against sentence. The appellant had been sentenced to one of the last ever indeterminate sentences for public protection (IPPs), which was quashed and a determinate sentence imposed instead.
  • R v MacFoy (Court of Appeal) Successful appeal against sentence imposed following sentence for Conspiracy to Supply Class A drugs.
  • R v Ettalmudi (Court of Appeal) Successfully appealed a sentence, both on the application of the relevant Sentencing Council guideline and the principle of totality.
  • R v Ahmed (Court of Appeal) Sentence reduced as the Crown Court had had insufficient regard to the principle of totality.
  • R v McClymont and others (Woolwich Crown Court) Junior Counsel for the prosecution. Large scale prosecution of 13 defendants, split over two trials, for Conspiracy to Supply Class A drugs.
  • R v Evans and others (Maidstone Crown Court) Junior counsel for a defendant charged with misconduct in a public office. The trial was high profile, the allegations arising from a BBC documentary involving an undercover journalist.
  • R v Urquhart and others (Maidstone Crown Court) Prosecution counsel in a multi-defendant aggravated burglary. The trial involved forensic and bad character evidence, as well as disproving alibi evidence.
  • R v Bennett (Maidstone Crown Court) Represented the defendant at trial charged with aggravated burglary, amongst other offences.
  • R v Whab (Maidstone Crown Court) Represented a defendant charged with wounding with intent, in which the defendant was alleged to have glassed a man to the eye.
  • R v Roman (Canterbury Crown Court) Instructed to represent a man charged with importing of over £200,000 worth of cannabis.
  • R v Smith (Inner London Crown Court) Defended a man charged with aggravated burglary, which involved the use of a knife to threaten the occupant.

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