Criminal specialist, regularly instructed in cases of gravity including allegations of violence, drug importations, sexual offences, arson, fraud, money laundering, armed robbery, aggravated burglary, large scale public disorder, including football related incidents, and firearms. He specialises in representing vulnerable and young defendants and those with psychiatric and psychological issues.
He has been instructed in many voluminous, complex and significant cases, both in his own right and as led junior counsel.
He has particular interests in Proceeds of crime - he lectures on the subject at the Manchester Metropolitan University to students on the BPTC; and Contempt of Court, both Civil and Criminal applications.
He was a member of the CBA working group who recently responded to the Law Commission’s Consultation Paper (No. 209) on Contempt of Court.
He represents prisoners charged with offences against prison discipline, He also appears at parole, lifer and IPP panel hearings.
He has advised on judicial review in matters relating to criminal law and prison law.
Northern and Wales and Chester Circuits
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