R v Bitton & Dixon
Instructed by the Crown to prosecute in a neighbour dispute that arose during the Covid 19 “lockdown.”
R v Ward & Smith
Instructed as leading junior for the Crown in a case made difficult by the absence of witnesses and the vulnerability of the defendant Ward who suffered from a range of mental health and learning difficulties. Murder conviction secured.
It was during this case that that Michael took Silk.
R v O’Donnell
Conspiracy to Murder
Instructed to prosecute as leading junior. All 6 defendants were represented by QC and junior. A very significant undertaking that involved appearing at the CACD during the trial to appeal a terminating ruling. The CA described Michael’s performance as “powerful”. Positive comment was also made about Michael’s written submissions which “eased the path of the court.”
R v Hankinson & Others-Central Criminal Court, London.
Membership of Proscribed Organisation
Instructed to defend. A terrorist trial in which it was alleged the Defendant was a leading member of a proscribed organisation which was behind a plot to kill a serving MP & police officer.
R v Moores
Conspiracy to Cause Explosions
Instructed to defend. Moores was one of a dozen defendants charged in relation to a considerable conspiracy to steal from ATM’s by means of explosives. Following a 2-month trial Moores was acquitted. Michael’s judgement and tactics were described as “first class” by his instructing solicitor.
R v Singh & Others
Possession of Firearms with intent/Conspiracy to Supply Drugs
Instructed to defend young man of good character. Following several days of intense negotiations, the indictment was settled to the client’s satisfaction.
R v Chubb
Conspiracy to Supply Class ‘A’ Drugs
Instructed to defend. Chubb was the partner of the leader of an OCG. She and 8 others were charged with a variety of drugs conspiracies.
R v Khan & Others
Instructed to prosecute a sophisticated bank fraud aimed at defrauding mainly elderly customers. The proven fraud was several hundred thousand pounds though it is believed the real total was considerably more.
R v Doyle & Others
Conspiracy to Supply Drugs
Instructed as Leading Junior to prosecute approximately 20 defendants in a series of 9 trials in connection with a large number of overlapping drugs conspiracies.
R v Idehen
Instructed to defend a youth charged with murder.
R v Watkins
Causing Death by Dangerous Driving
Instructed to defend in a case where the defendant drove his car at an unofficial car meet attempted to “drift” his car lost control, killed one woman and severely injured 6 others, leaving them with life altering injuries.
R v Yearwood
Conspiracy to Rob
Instructed to defend one of a large number of defendants charged with cash in transit robberies.
R v Beaumont
Instructed to prosecute. The defendant was charged with sexually assaulting members of his wife’s family by inserting, with their ostensible consent, hypodermic needles into their genitalia.
R v Irvine
Instructed to prosecute. The Defendant had severed the Complainant’s arm from his body.
R v Dad & Others
Instructed to defend. The defendant was one of a number of the same family, charged with grooming and repeatedly raping 2 complainants who were 12 & 14 years of age.