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    R v Jake Tierney Campbell – 2020 – Chelmsford Crown Court

    Criminal Prosecution

    Emma Nash, led by Tom Kark QC, secured a conviction for murder of Jake Tierney Campbell at Chelmsford Crown Court.

    Emma originally prosecuted JTC back in 2015 for s18 when, at that stage, the victim had been left in a persistent vegetative state. 4 years later the victim died of complications relating to his necessary medical care and JTC was charged with murder.

    The trial, before a High Court Judge, involved complex issues of causation, and relating to the earlier conviction for s18 which involved argument in the Court of Appeal and the waiver of legal privilege.

    R v M – Canterbury Crown Court

    Criminal Defence

    Mr Lyons secured the acquittal on charges of attempted murder of a man who drove his car into a night club following an argument.

    R v W – 2020 – Kingston Crown Court

    Criminal Defence

    David Lyons secured the dismissal of counts of Robbery, Aggravated Burglary and Disqualified Driving at a dismissal hearing on the basis that a SFR1 DNA analysis was not admissible at a dismissal hearing.

    R v M – 2020 – Canterbury Crown Court

    Criminal Defence

    David Lyons secured the acquittal of the Defendant on charges of possession of class “A” drugs with intent to supply in a case that turned on DNA analysis and breaches by the Police of the CPIA codes.

    R v R – 2020 – Inner london Crown Court

    Criminal Defence

    Tom Worden insructed to defend in Operation Cullim. The prosecution said R had a leading role in two Class A drugs conspiracies selling heroin and crack cocaine worth £1,000-a-day for six months. Sentenced as Significant Role/Category 3 (5 years) following submissions.

    R v C – 2020 – Wood Green Crown Court

    Criminal Defence

    Andrew Newton leading counsel and Satya Chotalia led counsel in multi – handed trial indicted with conspiracy to supply class A drugs , conspiracy to keep a brothel for purposes of prostitution and large scale money laundering. Acquitted of brothel keeping and money laundering

    R v JK – 2020 – Ipswich Crown Court

    Criminal Defence

    Emma Nash represented Mr Kingston in this complex and difficult case, achieving through thorough and effective written and oral mitigation a just result in this extremely sad case.


    R v RS – 2020 – Woolwich Crown Court

    Criminal Defence

    David Lyons secured the release of a defendant on bail failing disclosure failures by the CPS preventing a domestic violence trial going ahead, leading to a potential breach of the CTL

    R v B – 2020 – Harrow CC

    Criminal Defence

    Tom Worden instructed to defend B, who has a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia, was charged with violently assaulting two schoolboys in random attacks in the street. He was found to be unfit to plead. Following a trial of the issue he was made subject to a s.37/s.41 hospital order with restrictions.

    R V PS (2020) – Woolwich Crown Court

    Criminal Defence

    Mr Lyons defended in a firearms case centred around the “curio or ornament” exemption for antique firearms.