R V K & another
Mr K was recently found not guilty by a jury at Mold Crown Court following his trial for rape. A very unusual case as the ' another' was a woman who was joiuntly charged with K with the offence. The matter attracted a high degree of publicity largely due to the salacious nature of some evidence and the allegations made. The defence produced large amounts of evidence using Facebook entries which seriously undermined the prosecution evidence and had not formed part of the Police enquiry. If our defence tem had not investigated all aspects of the evidence and put it before the jury a serious miscarriage of justice could have followed.
R v MR
R was captured on CCTV shooting a male in the head at close range and was subsequently charged with murder.
R had been the subject of a prolonged campaign of violence by a criminal gang over a period of years during which he had been attacked with a shotgun, samurai sword and other weapons. He had armed himself as a means of protection.
At trial we argued self defence stating that the extremely dangerous position he had found himself in justified using lethal force to defend himself. The defence was accepted and he was found not guilty.
Cooper v Wrexham Magistrates Court.
David Finney conducted a trial representing Mr Cooper at Wrexham Magistrates Court after which the Magistrates after initially indicating that they were minded to find him not guilty were spoken to by the Court Legal Adviser who apparently caused them to change their minds.
Due to the conduct of the Legal Adviser we sought Judicial Review of the proceedings at the High Court as we were of the opinion that the trial decision and influence of the Legal Adviser on the Magistrates was improper.
The High Courty agreed and overturned the decision of the Magistrates. This was a recently described in the respected online legal publication Crimeline as "An extraordinary case".
We are very pleased with the decision that vindicates our postion and reflects our determination to protect the interests of our clients.
R v S & others - Sham Marriages.
Reecently concluded representing S who was alleged to be the organiser of a group of Indian and Lithuanian nationals who were involved in a number of sham marriages designed to gain permanent residence stautus in uk.
We are currently representing two defendants involved in a major drugs supply conspiracy following an investigation into drugs trafficking thoughout the North West, Cheshire and West Mercia police areas concerning the wholesale supply of cocaine. One of the largest supply operations prosecuted in recent years before Chester Crown Court.
R V JP
JP was in a situation where his past had caught up with him some 5 years down the line. As a youth he had received a sentence which included a disqualification from driving until 'extended test passed'.
This was important as JP had 5 years later gone through a standard test with the DVLA and had been granted a licence and had obtained insurance.
JP was stopped by the police for Driving whilst disqualified.
Our solicitors advanced a legal argument that due to the age of the conviction and the fact the DVLA had also missed the requirement to take an extended test JP should not be punished with a further disqualification. The Magistrates agreed and allowed JP to retake his test to include the extended element.
R V D
D charged with offences of conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to endanger life following a long running investigation into the nationwide supply of firearms being ued in gangland shootings between Manchester, Yorkshire and London.
R V M
Case involving major drugs supply and money laundering operation from Netherlands into the U.K.which following a major seizure of drugs and largest amount of cash siezed in North Wales , linked into a drugs and firearms supply ring in South Wales, Midlands and Europe.
Police v AE
AE was alleged to have driven dangerously through Wrexham Town Centre after failing to stop for Police Officers. Officers were unable to catch AE on the night however he was located some weeks later via his car registration details.
AE was charged with Dangerous Driving and taken to court. AE was facing a potential prison sentence, a disqualification from driving and his employment as a mechanic was in jeopardy.
After investigation our Solicitors found that the police had failed to serve a Notice of Intended Prosecution and had not interviewed AE within the 14-day time limit.
Our solicitors successfully argued that the prosecution could not lawfully proceed. The charge was dismissed against AE without the matter going to trial.
R v W and R v M
Two separate cases of armed robbery relying on DNA evidence.
In the case of M he had been advised to plead guilty by his first solicitors as they told him he could not possibly win his case.
A friend of his recommended that he seek our assistance.We undertook extensive analysis of the evidence and pressed the CPS in both cases for further information and challenged the reliability of the evidence.
In each case as a result of the challenges we made each client was found not guilty.
R v P
A current case involving a fraud concerning a large amount of Gold bullion.
R v L
This was a case involving a fraud whereby fire extinguishers were filled with a gas which was not to the regulatory standard. This case was made more serious by the fact the extinguishers contained a specialist gas as they were meant for use on Aeroplanes.