He is consistently instructed to appear in serious crime and high profile cases, notably in homicide trials at the Central Criminal Court (the Old Bailey).
Garry’s principal practice is in crime but clients have also appreciated the value of advocacy skills honed in the criminal courts when instructing him in extradition cases, and in regulatory hearings. As well as his advocacy work, he is also called upon to advise clients on aspects of the criminal law outside of trials and investigations. He is described as “down to earth”, "personable", and as having "a relaxed style with clients. His approachable manner quickly puts clients at ease". Garry very much understands the importance of developing an early rapport with professional and lay clients, and it is said of him "he goes the extra mile", and professional clients comment that they are assisted by the fact he "recognises how crucial it is to build and maintain the trust and confidence of the lay client". His closing speeches are described as "thoughtful, measured and sensitively themed".
As a result of his expertise Garry has been approached by a number of media organisations including the BBC, ITV, Channel 5 to give an insight about his work on homicide cases and joint enterprise in particular.
Garry has a strong sense of social justice and his connection to local marginalised communities remains constant. He is proud to be known in some circles as “the community lawyer”. He works for an array of voluntary "grass roots" organisations, and is especially passionate about the welfare of young people.
R v Joshua Ratner 2017 - Successful defence of a defendant charged in the “Pentonville murder” trial in which an inmate had been killed on a wing as a result of a drug feud. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/05/three-inmates-cleared-of-fatal-stabbing-jamal-mahmoud-in-pentonville-prison
R v Remee Jarret 2017 - Advised extensively on behalf of the defendant, charged with murder, who suffered a range of complex mental health conditions which initially resulted in his being found unfit to plead. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-39403189
R v Farid Reza 2017 - Privately instructed in high profile death by dangerous trial in which the defendant tragically collided with a university student as she crossed a junction headed for the library. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-39403189
R v Khuram Zaman 2016 - Leading counsel in extensive conspiracy to steal luxury cars. Half time submissions as to whether the complex evidential matrix proved one or more conspiracy resulted in an amended indictment substantially reducing the case against the defendant.
R v Rennae Henriques, (Central Criminal Court) 2016 - Led junior, successful submission of no case against murder and s18 counts.
R v Shard Shariff, (Central Criminal Court) 2015 - Junior alone, 5 handed attempted murder in which victim stabbed 18 times.
R v Joel Johnson, (Central Criminal Court) 2015 - Junior alone, Attempted murder by shooting into a small business premises.
R v Desra Reilly, (Central Criminal Court) 2015 - Junior alone, Operation Elveden (phone hacking), appeared for prison officer's wife charged with assisting husband to sell Belmarsh stories to Sun & Mirror for period of 10 years.
R v Rhys Johnson (Central Criminal Court) 2015 - Junior alone, Conspiracy to murder defendants said to be “caught red handed” with firearm loaded, cocked and ready to be discharged. Acquitted on all charges.
R v Jordan Williams & others (Central Criminal Court) - Led junior in multi-handed murder Williams indicted also for GBH and possession firearms.Acquitted on all counts. Press coverage in the BBC.
R v Daniel Dighton (Central Criminal Court) - Led junior secured manslaughter conviction for Dighton who was indicted on 2 counts allegeding murder of his parents. Press coverage in The Guardian.
R v Brandon Jolie (Central Criminal Court) - Junior alone; infamous conspiracy to murder in which “rappers” plotted to throw pregnant girl in a canal. Press coveragin in the BBC.
Securitas Robbery - Successful representation of client in the £53 million robbery of Securitas Depot in Tonbridge, Kent.The largest cash robbery ever committed in the UK’s history.
R v Omar & Omar - Led junior in “baby shaking” case involving a married couple. Successfully resisted an allegation of GBH owing to complex medical and legal arguments about causation.
Attorney Generals Reference (Sachmo Quain) - Resisted full sentence increase sought by the Crown following firearm convictions
R v Daniel Dighton - Successful appeal reducing sentence for manslaughter for client convicted of killing parents
R v Gledhill  EWCA Crim 1183 - Successful appeal against conviction based on judges’ refusal to direct the jury against drawing an adverse inference under s35 CJPOA against a woman who was suffering from “Battered Woman’s Syndrome” , was jointly tried with her abusive partner and against whom she was afraid to testify at trial.
R v Falconer  EWCA Crim 778 - Successful appeal against conviction based upon the rarely successful ground of judicial bias and interruption.